Msc Economics/or Finance - target: financial services or consultancy - long shot

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mondis
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Hello boys and girls,

I am planning applying to Msc Economics /Finance course this year. My career aim is BoE/financial services/consultancy.

I have achieved solid 2.1 (65) in Economics from Russell group uni (semi target). Have 2 years of experience working as an analyst, mostly in utilities sector.

How can I bump my chances getting into these industries? I already work alongside professors of oxford/consultancy people (high profile projects). Does that count trying to get into highly competitive courses like Mphil Economics in Cambridge?

At the same time, I don't want to quit my job just to do Masters at top 10-20 uni and start everything over again. Part time/distance learning would be an option but most of the unis in London that have this option are ranked 15-30 (which is not so highly prestigious). (Like City uni, QMUL, CASS).

However, for Cambridge, I would be more than happy to take career break as I believe having such uni on my CV would open more doors.

Or maybe CFA and Msc Economics at city uni (with some VBA, statistics and SQL) would do the job?

Thank you all!
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(Original post by mondis)
Hello boys and girls,

I am planning applying to Msc Economics /Finance course this year. My career aim is BoE/financial services/consultancy.

I have achieved solid 2.1 (65) in Economics from Russell group uni (semi target). Have 2 years of experience working as an analyst, mostly in utilities sector.

How can I bump my chances getting into these industries? I already work alongside professors of oxford/consultancy people (high profile projects). Does that count trying to get into highly competitive courses like Mphil Economics in Cambridge?

At the same time, I don't want to quit my job just to do Masters at top 10-20 uni and start everything over again. Part time/distance learning would be an option but most of the unis in London that have this option are ranked 15-30 (which is not so highly prestigious). (Like City uni, QMUL, CASS).

However, for Cambridge, I would be more than happy to take career break as I believe having such uni on my CV would open more doors.

Or maybe CFA and Msc Economics at city uni (with some VBA, statistics and SQL) would do the job?

Thank you all!
Going to move this to "careers" temporarily to see if anyone in that forum can help you :hat2:
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In my opinion doing a masters in finance is a bit of a waste of time and resources. You're much better off doing a professional qualification such as CFA/CIMA/ACA.
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