Moving to Germany: Msc or MBA ?


Mat19

Hi Find-MBA guys,

thank you for all the great posts. I have read and learned a lot since I found this website.

I am trying to change my career and I would appreciate every suggestion you could give me.

Brief about me:

- 30 years old, Italian;
- Bachelor in Business Administration;
- Master in Economics and Finance (in Italy but entirely taught in English);
- 3,5 years of experience in Credit Risk division in a Big4 in Milan;
- Passed the first level of CFA last year;

I have mainly worked in projects about credit risk (quantitative models) but I have also some exposure to credit analysis, Review of Business plan and credit monitoring activities.

My goals are:
- Change Country (from Italy to Germany),
- Change sector (from Risk management to Corporate Finance).

More specifically, I would like to work for MBB consulting, Big4 consulting (in the Deal advisory division), Funds or Investment Banks.

My level of German is still low (A1 - beginner), but I am constantly studying and improving (also thanks to my girlfriend, who is german).
Apart from the importance of language (which seems to be fundamental reading your posts), I am in doubt about what may be the best way to reach those goals.

Based on my situation, what would reccomend: pursue an MBA (more expensive but maybe the safest option?) or a MSc ?
Am I too old to attend a MSc in Finance (some german universities suggest an indicative maximum period of 2-3 years of work expericence) ?

Reading your previous posts, I am tending towards the following Universities :
- University of Mannheim;
- WHU,
- Frankfurt,
- HHL,
- ESMT.
Did I forget any other important / promising university?


Thank you in advance for all the suggestions you will come up with.

Hi Find-MBA guys,

thank you for all the great posts. I have read and learned a lot since I found this website.

I am trying to change my career and I would appreciate every suggestion you could give me.

Brief about me:

- 30 years old, Italian;
- Bachelor in Business Administration;
- Master in Economics and Finance (in Italy but entirely taught in English);
- 3,5 years of experience in Credit Risk division in a Big4 in Milan;
- Passed the first level of CFA last year;

I have mainly worked in projects about credit risk (quantitative models) but I have also some exposure to credit analysis, Review of Business plan and credit monitoring activities.

My goals are:
- Change Country (from Italy to Germany),
- Change sector (from Risk management to Corporate Finance).

More specifically, I would like to work for MBB consulting, Big4 consulting (in the Deal advisory division), Funds or Investment Banks.

My level of German is still low (A1 - beginner), but I am constantly studying and improving (also thanks to my girlfriend, who is german).
Apart from the importance of language (which seems to be fundamental reading your posts), I am in doubt about what may be the best way to reach those goals.

Based on my situation, what would reccomend: pursue an MBA (more expensive but maybe the safest option?) or a MSc ?
Am I too old to attend a MSc in Finance (some german universities suggest an indicative maximum period of 2-3 years of work expericence) ?

Reading your previous posts, I am tending towards the following Universities :
- University of Mannheim;
- WHU,
- Frankfurt,
- HHL,
- ESMT.
Did I forget any other important / promising university?


Thank you in advance for all the suggestions you will come up with.
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Duncan

My suggestion:
- Don't assume an MBA is the only option
- Take an intensive German language course
- Apply for jobs
- Look at part-time MiF degrees like Hohenheim, Goethe and FSFM. Would they add anything to your knowledge? If not, I'm not sure an MBA would, given it would have less corporate finance content.
- Is the CFA a good option? 

My suggestion:<br>- Don't assume an MBA is the only option<br>- Take an intensive German language course<br>- Apply for jobs<br>- Look at part-time MiF degrees like Hohenheim, Goethe and FSFM. Would they add anything to your knowledge? If not, I'm not sure an MBA would, given it would have less corporate finance content.<br>- Is the CFA a good option?&nbsp;
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