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MSc vs work/CFA 1

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    Hey, was wondering if someone could give me some advice.

    When I was 17, I was a bit of a tit. I didn't put any effort into my AS levels and ended up at not a great uni, Uni of Essex.

    I graduated with a first, and started work as an investment analyst at a small wealth management company. It's a good role, quite enjoyable, meetings with fund managers, attending events in the city, it's pretty cool.

    However, eventually I want to go onto bigger things, i.e. analyst role at an inv bank etc. The guy who was in my role before me has left for Deutsche... however he was getting on for 30, I don't want to be here that long!!

    So my Q....I've got a place at RSM in Rotterdam for MSc Finance & Investments, it's a good course. Jobs in the city are difficult to get, I feel my CV has a weakness; "Essex University." Having a decent MSc degree could counter this. Alternatively, I could have CFA level 1 in this time. I'm not concerned with the short term cost, I would just like your opinions on whether you think doing an MSc would be worthwhile, albeit putting my CFA studies back a year??

    Thanks so much for your input, I can't make my mind up...would be great to experience uni abroad for a year but is it worth it???
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