Career Help (MBA?)
I am currently looking for some help/advice on my current situation and what path I should take moving forward.
I am 26 years old and have a BMath from Uwaterloo and am currently working in the securities operation department for one of the bigger insurance companies. I passed level 1 CFA (&CSC) and will be writing my level 2 next June. I,like most, am looking to get into an analytical role within the investment field.
I am finding that it is has been pretty hard getting relevant interviews for roles I apply online. The reason I am looking into an MBA is because even with Level 2 passed, I have a feeling it will be hard to break into the investment analytical role. I have actually a few friends who passed all 3 levels of CFA and still working within the operational side. I feel a lot of these guys are ‘stuck’ because they have been in the operational role for a long time and pay is actually not garbage if you’re working for one of the bigger pension firms. (My friend makes 65k in an operational role at CPP). But regardless of pay, I do not want to get stuck in this field. I have been in the operational side for about year and half and another year in sales (FSR).
I am currently studying for my GMAT and wondering what you guys think is the best option:
1)Do Part time MBA and apply to internal roles once I start studying. My company surprising has more investment related roles on our internal portal than insurance related roles.
2)Do full-time MBA and get a fresh start. After I graduate, I apply to all the rotational program or an internship somewhere after
I have posted on other forums and people are saying to do option 2.
What do you guys think? Any advise or help is welcome! (Sorry for the long post!)