ANU Vs QUT Vs Monash-Master of Finance(Choice of university)

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  • Posted by dibya_saha on 09/25/15 6:15pm

    I am from India and am interested to pursue a career in Finance and will be taking admission to one of the Australian Universities next year.

    Background:I have 3+ years experience in Sales and Marketing in Financial Services sector in India and have already completed my postgrad in Marketing.But now I want to make a transition to a career in core Finance.I am currently 30 years and want to pursue a specialist degree such as Master in Finance.I have a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance(Hons.)

    I have conditional offers from ANU-Master of Finance and QUT-Master in Business(Finance) for 2016 intake and am also expecting offer from Monash University-Master in Banking and Finance in the next couple of days.

    Request some advice/opinion on the above 3 universities and whom should I select based on my profile,learning experience and career outcomes from the universities, considering I am international student.Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 09/28/15 10:12am

      Hi there,

      I understand your approach - your career goals and the reason why you are heading for a Master in Finance. You also have decided for a geographic region (I guess for private reasons) - and that's all fine.

      Now, the next step is analyzing the schools on your target list according to one simple question: Which of these school provides you with the most career benefits? In other words, which of these schools helps you the most in achieving your career goal of getting a decent position as a finance expert afterwards.

      In my MIM eBook - How you find the best Master in Management, I describe my own methodology to do this analysis so that everyone can apply it my himself. Of course, I could do the job for you - but ignoring for a second that it is not my job, it is important that you do it yourself. I don't have a general impression on these schools. I needed to analyze them one by one following my own methodology as you have to do it. Therefore, I ask you to read my eBook carefully and go over each school.

      In my eBook I distinguish, for example, between three key benefits that you can potentially receive from a business master: competence (e.g., finance knowledge), reputation (e.g. of your school vis-a-vis employers) and network (e.g., to employers, initiated by a career service team). You need to assess first which of these benefits is most important to you and then analyze wheer each school is stronger or weaker. In my eBook I show you how to do that, particularly, how you can collect reliable information about it. At the end of the day, it will be a mixture of online information and info through face to face or skype conversations. But you need to do it properly if you rally want reliable information.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf
      Owner MIM Compass
      Author of the MIM eBooks