MBA or MSc for Career change to Finance Industry?


유죠

hi Find-MBA guys,





i have been read many posts so far, which benefit me a lot. thank you.





i am asking for specific and personal concern.





brief about me is,





29 years old, Korean,


Bachelor of economics (Finance major)


working in manufacturing industry(more than 3 years)


Finance/cost accounting position.


working in Indonesia in English after 1 year in Korea


(same company, but HQ -> Subsidiary)





and the goal i pursue is,


change industry (to finance)


change country (to Europe or North America)


change position (to finance stuff)




which one is suitable for me between MBA and MSc?


and which country would be great working in English?





even though i would like to knock finance industry as my major,


MBA is a good choice for changing my career.





please give me your thoughts.





PS. need to consider visa issue as well.

[Edited by 유죠 on Sep 23, 2020]

hi Find-MBA guys,<br><br>
<br><br>
i have been read many posts so far, which benefit me a lot. thank you.<br><br>
<br><br>
i am asking for specific and personal concern.<br><br>
<br><br>
brief about me is, <br><br>
<br><br>
29 years old, Korean,<br><br>
Bachelor of economics (Finance major)<br><br>
working in manufacturing industry(more than 3 years)<br><br>
Finance/cost accounting position.<br><br>
working in Indonesia in English after 1 year in Korea <br><br>
(same company, but HQ -&gt; Subsidiary) <br><br>
<br><br>
and the goal i pursue is,<br><br>
change industry (to finance)<br><br>
change country (to Europe or North America)<br><br>
change position (to finance stuff)<br><br>
<br><br>which one is suitable for me between MBA and MSc?<br><br>
and which country would be great working in English?<br><br>
<br><br>
even though i would like to knock finance industry as my major,<br><br>
MBA is a good choice for changing my career.<br><br>
<br><br>
please give me your thoughts.<br><br>
<br><br>
PS. need to consider visa issue as well.
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mba hipste...

Student visas shouldn't be a problem if you get into a full-time program, but you'll need to research post-degree work visa options in terms of what you can expect if you want to transition to the country where you study.

Typically the UK and Ireland are your European options for post-study work in English, and the US and Canada for North America. The US is rather problematic, not for the immediate period after graduation, where you can get an OPT visa, but after that when you'd need to apply for an H1B. As for the UK, Ireland, and Canada, there are plusses and minuses for each country. 

With just three years of work experience you're a bit on the light side for a good MBA, where you'd need in the neighborhood of 5-6 years of work experience to be competitive. If you don't want to hold off for another year, I'd suggest looking at ranked Masters in Management programs or Master in Finance programs. The MiF programs will be a bit more limited, but could work if you know that's the industry that you want to be in. 

Student visas shouldn't be a problem if you get into a full-time program, but you'll need to research post-degree work visa options in terms of what you can expect if you want to transition to the country where you study.<br><br>Typically the UK and Ireland are your European options for post-study work in English, and the US and Canada for North America. The US is rather problematic, not for the immediate period after graduation, where you can get an OPT visa, but after that when you'd need to apply for an H1B. As for the UK, Ireland, and Canada, there are plusses and minuses for each country.&nbsp;<br><br>With just three years of work experience you're a bit on the light side for a good MBA, where you'd need in the neighborhood of 5-6 years of work experience to be competitive. If you don't want to hold off for another year, I'd suggest looking at ranked Masters in Management programs or Master in Finance programs. The MiF programs will be a bit more limited, but could work if you know that's the industry that you want to be in.&nbsp;<br>
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