Its been 10 years since I completed my MBA in Finance but wasn’t able to get a job in Finance. I have always wanted to become a Research Analyst. So should I get another degree in Finance or do an executive MBA or something else. I am currently a Level 2 candidate. I still am looking for a job. During this 10-year duration I taught Math, wrote articles online, did two HR jobs just to fill in the gap on my Resume.
It’s never impossible, but it will be an uphill battle. You’re in your mid 30s, have no finance experience, and from what you said, probably unprestigious academic degrees. You also have not communicated material information to your question, such as your location or the country where you got your other MBA. So, despite having had 10 years to think about this, it does not seem that you’ve researched or engaged others to get information on your goals. You also don’t have industry experience that will help in fundamental analysis of industries in any sector. In other words, you need a better plan than to get another degree.
Aren’t you the same poster that’s in the L2 forum saying you lacked enough discipline to stay on your study schedule and now you think you’re going to fail?
Here’s what I’ve been able to piece together - MBA from a non-target school resulted in 10 years of work that has done nothing to further your goal of working in finance. You’re struggling with L2 currently. And now you’re thinking about spending your time and money to go back to school, presumably at another non-target program?
Allow me to play the role of itera here and be very blunt…You’ll never work as a research analyst. Ever.
To be fair, there’s always a chance. I had a coworker who used to run a restaurant for almost a decade, somehow go into a top-ranked mba program and is a PE associate now. But yea another unknown school ain’t gonna do it but there’s always ways to craft a story to present yourself as a diversity candidate.