Forum: School selection (2 Comments)

Experience required for a Master in Finance

  • Posted by - Ferraris - on 20 May 2013 - 3:06am

    Hello everybody,

    I am planning to do a Master in Finance next year. I graduated in Business Administration in Brazil last year and I have been working as a Investor Relations Analyst since October 2012. I have no doubt that a Master in Finance is the right course for me and the properly next step in my professional carrer.

    I should apply for a Post or Pre Experience Master in Finance? In terms of experience, I have worked one year as intern in the financial planning department of a Engineering Company, one year as intern in the investor relations department of a pulp and paper Company in Brazil. Since October 2012, I am working in this same pulp & paper company as investor relations analyst. Thus, I have 2 year of internship exeperience and, by the end of this year, I will accumulate more or less 1 year of full time working experience. Both Company I have metioned before are multinationals leader in their segments.

    Do I have the demanded working experience for a Post Experience Master in Finance? What is the difference of the Post and Pre Master of Finance? Should I wait to accumulate more experience and apply to the Post Experience course?

    Thank you,

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 20 May 2013 - 8:00pm

      Hi there,

      I think that your profile matches very well with post-experience masters in finance. Pre-experience programs are for graduates who want to start a career. After their master in finance, they look for their first job (job entry).

      A post-experience master is for professionals who already work in the field but want to deepen their knowledge base and develop their career (as opposed to start their career).

      Look at the requirements of the London Business School Master in Finance. If you have still doubts if you fulfill the requirements of "2 years of professional experience" you can always contact them and ask. But my opinion is that you fit in very well.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf