How good is your math., not like I am good at algebra and calculus, I mean real math.
Operation Research is actually a decent route, and you can tailor towards either supply chain management or Financial Engineering. If MFE is too quantitative for your taste, then you can indeed go for master of finance, though if you want couple years of experience, then go for MBA is better than master of finance by miles (assuming you get into top schools).
I don't know how well the mutual fund guys get paid, but I would imagine not that well, if you really want to invest and analyze company, I would say go fundamental or long/short buy side fund, though then you're back to square one as most would want you to have either research or IBD experience.
I myself is in an rather exotic asset class, I have difficulty in getting into buy side other than my asset class (not all buy side are good, I deal with a very large chunk of moron on daily basis...). Had I known this I would probably have tried harder to get into IBD (or more generalist than I am now), IBD wasn't really my thing to start with.
Originally Posted by Saturdays
I have very little tolerance for Accounitng and if I can avoid it I will. I'm only 22 so yes I am young, probably a big downside when looking for a job. I am considering getting a degree in Supply Chain from MSU since it usually is regarded as the #1 or #2 school for Supply Chain. My most ideal job would be to run a mutual fund for a company or at least participate in the analysis that goes into the purchases and decisions the fund managers make, obviously this is not the end-point but possibly a mid-point into a career. However I am very flexible, not because I am desperate, but because I have many interests I am willing to pursue and not afraid to make, let's say, Supply Chain as my career choice, even though I have an interest in Finance.
My father keeps stressing I get an MBA or Master's but everyone I speak with other than family and friends tells me to work 2-3 yrs before pursuing a MBA or Master's. Also pursuing a Master's in Finance is not an easy task particularly because most schools require previous work/studies in various programming language. I have also thought of diversifying myself by getting a degree in something more specialized like Retailing or Video/Film design, and this might gear me for corporations in that industry.
I try my best to lower my standards but maybe I am not lowering enough.