Research Analyst Scheme Or LBS MFA Offer?
I graduated from a university with a major in economics 2 years ago in Asia. After that, I joined HSBC’s graduate scheme and found myself more interested in equity research so that I joined a hedge fund as a research analyst.
Recently I secured a job at a AMC with top 10 AUM globally (consider Blackrock, Fidelity…). The job provides opportunities to rotate over different countries as a research analyst, which is exactly what I want to do. The vacancy is also very competitive, with only 1 person was selected from the 300+ candidate pool.
However, I also received an offer, Masters in Financial Analysis at London Business School. The programme is designed for recent graduates with less than 2 years of work experience. I do realize that an MBA degree is more valuable, and yet as I have less experience, the MFA degree is the best option I can have currently.
I think a master’s degree from a prestigious business school could give me the chance to work in countries outside of my country, but the research analyst position at the large buyside company seems to be a good path too. I would like to hear from you whether you think I should go for the job or the degree? Or should I go for the job for several years and apply for an MBA afterward? Thank you very much.
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