MSc to break into BANKING/ASSET MGMT/CONSULTING


Hello,i am from Greece (EU Citizen) and i have a BSc in Economics and i want to work in Banking/Consulting/Asset Management sector in Germany.i have no prior expirience and i want to do a MSc to deepen my general economic knowledge and do some internships.I am between the following MSc:

ΤUM
1)MSc Management and Technology
2)MSc Finance and Information Management
3)MSc Management

Mannheim
1)MSc Management

Goethe
1)MSc Money and Finance
2)MSc International Management
3)MSc Quantitative Finance

I don't know if a MSc Management can get me into asset management though although i know that the CFA matters the most for Asset management.

I also want to ask if i should have a PhD in my plans cuz i see too many senior and executives have Phds in Germany.

Thanks in advance.

Hello,i am from Greece (EU Citizen) and i have a BSc in Economics and i want to work in Banking/Consulting/Asset Management sector in Germany.i have no prior expirience and i want to do a MSc to deepen my general economic knowledge and do some internships.I am between the following MSc:

ΤUM
1)MSc Management and Technology
2)MSc Finance and Information Management
3)MSc Management

Mannheim
1)MSc Management

Goethe
1)MSc Money and Finance
2)MSc International Management
3)MSc Quantitative Finance

I don't know if a MSc Management can get me into asset management though although i know that the CFA matters the most for Asset management.

I also want to ask if i should have a PhD in my plans cuz i see too many senior and executives have Phds in Germany.

Thanks in advance.
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Duncan

Take a masters in finance. Looking at this list http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2020 it see that the elite private schools, FSFM and WHU, are your best options. 

Take a masters in finance. Looking at this list http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2020 it see that the elite private schools, FSFM and WHU, are your best options. 
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Yes i know but i consider joining public universities cuz of the low fees.

Yes i know but i consider joining public universities cuz of the low fees.
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Duncan

There are very few opportunities for arbitrage. Elite programs at universities with low fees are:
- much, much harder to get into
- unable to fund extensive career resources, soft skills training, language support and alumni networks. 

There are very few opportunities for arbitrage. Elite programs at universities with low fees are:<br>- much, much harder to get into<br>- unable to fund extensive career resources, soft skills training, language support and alumni networks.&nbsp;
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Razors Edg...

I also want to ask if i should have a PhD in my plans cuz i see too many senior and executives have Phds in Germany.

If you want to work in Germany, I'm not sure a PhD is *that* helpful.

The best options will be found by doing a German-language master's degree program. 

[quote]I also want to ask if i should have a PhD in my plans cuz i see too many senior and executives have Phds in Germany.[/quote]<br>If you want to work in Germany, I'm not sure a PhD is *that* helpful.<br><br>The best options will be found by doing a German-language master's degree program.&nbsp;
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DACHMBA

I also want to ask if i should have a PhD in my plans cuz i see too many senior and executives have Phds in Germany.

If you want to work in Germany, I'm not sure a PhD is *that* helpful.

The best options will be found by doing a German-language master's degree program. 


My 2cents (coming from the region):
Frankfurt School, WHU, Goethe would be my best bets. Mannheim is elite for undergrad but only "very well" for grad - however you would also not make a mistake with Mannheim.

Outside Germany: HSG, Bocconi

[Edited by DACHMBA on Apr 20, 2021]

[quote][quote]I also want to ask if i should have a PhD in my plans cuz i see too many senior and executives have Phds in Germany.[/quote]<br>If you want to work in Germany, I'm not sure a PhD is *that* helpful.<br><br>The best options will be found by doing a German-language master's degree program.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>My 2cents (coming from the region):<br>Frankfurt School, WHU, Goethe would be my best bets. Mannheim is elite for undergrad but only "very well" for grad - however you would also not make a mistake with Mannheim.<br><br>Outside Germany: HSG, Bocconi
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StuartHE

It's a pity that so many of the German-language programmes are either two years long or are at pretty average state universities. However, I do think there's a lot of sense for international students with no experience of working with Germans, and who don't have a functional vocabulary in German, of taking an MSc in German at an average school rather than a MiF in English at an excellent school. Once you are in the workforce it's very hard to find the time to learn the local language, but that is key to progression. 

It's a pity that so many of the German-language programmes are either two years long or are at pretty average state universities. However, I do think there's a lot of sense for international students with no experience of working with Germans, and who don't have a functional vocabulary in German, of taking an MSc in German at an average school rather than a MiF in English at an excellent school. Once you are in the workforce it's very hard to find the time to learn the local language, but that is key to progression.&nbsp;
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