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Gotcha.

Any tips on how to pursue an entry-level analyst position 2 years after graduating with a BS in Finance? (Ive been with a marketing company since graduation, so I have no relevant experience/connections.) I thought about going back for a Masters of Finance as a way to increase my odds of getting my foot in the door.

Where on earth did you get a BS in finance that left you with no idea how to get an entry level finance position or any idea of what sort of job title that might provide?
post #32 of 35
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Gotcha.

Any tips on how to pursue an entry-level analyst position 2 years after graduating with a BS in Finance? (Ive been with a marketing company since graduation, so I have no relevant experience/connections.) I thought about going back for a Masters of Finance as a way to increase my odds of getting my foot in the door.

Get an MBA, not a masters in finance. It is worth more. My parent's neighbor has a masters in finance and accounting and has been looking to change jobs for years now and everybody tells him they are looking for an MBA and a master's is more "academic".

As it has been stated. I think getting work experience then getting the MBA on somebody elses dime is the best bet. That is currently what I am doing. I graduated college in 2007 and I work for a large company. Next year I am going to start my MBA on their dime. After I get it and push through the period they require you to stay before making you pay for the degree I am going to try looking outside of the company. The economy will be rebounded a plenty by then. I am guessing that will be about 4 years from now. So, I will have three years experience when I start my MBA and 7 years when I am ready to look to a different industry, or company.
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Get an MBA, not a masters in finance. It is worth more. My parent's neighbor has a masters in finance and accounting and has been looking to change jobs for years now and everybody tells him they are looking for an MBA and a master's is more "academic".

As it has been stated. I think getting work experience then getting the MBA on somebody elses dime is the best bet. That is currently what I am doing. I graduated college in 2007 and I work for a large company. Next year I am going to start my MBA on their dime. After I get it and push through the period they require you to stay before making you pay for the degree I am going to try looking outside of the company. The economy will be rebounded a plenty by then. I am guessing that will be about 4 years from now. So, I will have three years experience when I start my MBA and 7 years when I am ready to look to a different industry, or company.

I don't know how guaranteed that it, but a good overall plan.
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Where on earth did you get a BS in finance that left you with no idea how to get an entry level finance position or any idea of what sort of job title that might provide?
No-name state university. Banks werent exactly hiring in droves in '07-'08 when I should have been interning and/or landing full-time employment.
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Get an MBA, not a masters in finance. It is worth more. My parent's neighbor has a masters in finance and accounting and has been looking to change jobs for years now and everybody tells him they are looking for an MBA and a master's is more "academic". As it has been stated. I think getting work experience then getting the MBA on somebody elses dime is the best bet. That is currently what I am doing. I graduated college in 2007 and I work for a large company. Next year I am going to start my MBA on their dime. After I get it and push through the period they require you to stay before making you pay for the degree I am going to try looking outside of the company. The economy will be rebounded a plenty by then. I am guessing that will be about 4 years from now. So, I will have three years experience when I start my MBA and 7 years when I am ready to look to a different industry, or company.
That would be the ideal route. The problem for me has been getting the work experience. Your plan definitely sounds like a good one. Good luck.
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