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Hi

I am planning to pursue an MBA and I have Masters in Law and Finance. I want to pivot to a more finance focused role post MBA. What roles can I target?

I have a 315 GRE which may be low for Investment Banking pivot but I still can move there after few years of experience.

[Edited by harshchopra89 on Apr 05, 2021]

Hi

I am planning to pursue an MBA and I have Masters in Law and Finance. I want to pivot to a more finance focused role post MBA. What roles can I target?

I have a 315 GRE which may be low for Investment Banking pivot but I still can move there after few years of experience.
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Duncan

Why not take a FT-ranked MiF? You will be able to get into a better school, spend less, get a more relevant education and have a higher chance of placement. 

Why not take a FT-ranked MiF? You will be able to get into a better school, spend less, get a more relevant education and have a higher chance of placement. 
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Why not take a FT-ranked MiF? You will be able to get into a better school, spend less, get a more relevant education and have a higher chance of placement. 


But without prior work experience in finance, say for example I will get in HEC Paris?

[quote]Why not take a FT-ranked MiF? You will be able to get into a better school, spend less, get a more relevant education and have a higher chance of placement.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>But without prior work experience in finance, say for example I will get in HEC Paris?
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Duncan

No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website. 

No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website.&nbsp;
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No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website. 


Should I try for their MBA?

[quote]No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Should I try for their MBA?
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Duncan

Only if that is the best school for your goals. 

Only if that is the best school for your goals.&nbsp;
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Razors Edg...

No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website. 


Should I try for their MBA?

Beyond your goals, the MBA program typically admits applicants with around 5-6 years of work experience. So if you are in that range, then it's a solid choice; any less and you should probably opt for one of the school's pre-experience programs. 

[quote][quote]No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Should I try for their MBA? [/quote]<br>Beyond your goals, the MBA program typically admits applicants with around 5-6 years of work experience. So if you are in that range, then it's a solid choice; any less and you should probably opt for one of the school's pre-experience programs.&nbsp;
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Hi I do have pre experience of three years, just not in finance.

No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website. 


Should I try for their MBA?

Beyond your goals, the MBA program typically admits applicants with around 5-6 years of work experience. So if you are in that range, then it's a solid choice; any less and you should probably opt for one of the school's pre-experience programs. 

Hi I do have pre experience of three years, just not in finance. [quote][quote][quote]No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Should I try for their MBA? [/quote]<br>Beyond your goals, the MBA program typically admits applicants with around 5-6 years of work experience. So if you are in that range, then it's a solid choice; any less and you should probably opt for one of the school's pre-experience programs.&nbsp; [/quote]
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No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website. 
Duncan, I went over the HEC website and after reading, I fiqured they require preior education or expereince in finance. I want to move to corporate fiannce from law. I am a lawyer. I thought MBA was the best jump but with GRE 315 I am just not getting into MBA.

[quote]No work experience is need for the MIF at HEC. I am surprised that is not obvious to you from their website.&nbsp; [/quote] Duncan, I went over the HEC website and after reading, I fiqured they require preior education or expereince in finance. I want to move to corporate fiannce from law. I am a lawyer. I thought MBA was the best jump but with GRE 315 I am just not getting into MBA.
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Duncan

Start with your goals. Do you want to be a lawyer in a corporate finance team, or do you want financial training to do project finance, management accounting, financial controls etc? Few MBAs will go deeply into corporate finance. Many MSc in finance degrees are focussed on capital markets and financial analysis. So, look at degrees that allow deep specialisation in what you need to learn. For example, look at the MSc in corporate finance at EDHEC and Henley's ICMA finance school. 

PS Why are you only mentioning HEC? I assume you are not French. Toulouse, Neoma and Kedge also have specialised degrees for corporate finance. French language skills will be key for a corporate role. 

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Start with your goals. Do you want to be a lawyer in a corporate finance team, or do you want financial training to do project finance, management accounting, financial controls etc? Few MBAs will go deeply into corporate finance. Many MSc in finance degrees are focussed on capital markets and financial analysis. So, look at degrees that allow deep specialisation in what you need to learn. For example, look at the MSc in corporate finance at EDHEC and Henley's ICMA finance school.&nbsp;<br><br>PS Why are you only mentioning HEC? I assume you are not French. Toulouse, Neoma and Kedge also have specialised degrees for corporate finance. French language skills will be key for a corporate role.&nbsp;
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mba hipste...

I thought MBA was the best jump but with GRE 315 I am just not getting into MBA.

A couple of issues here: an accredited MBA will generally require at least 3-4 years of work experience, so my feeling is that is off the table completely for you.

Finance-focused master's programs will generally be looking for above average finance skills, which are generally shown through a very strong GMAT score. For instance the median GMAT at HEC is 710-715. I'd suggest to put in some good prep and try the GMAT aiming for a score of 700+. My feeling is that sending a GRE score, of 315, will not help with your chances. 

[quote]I thought MBA was the best jump but with GRE 315 I am just not getting into MBA. [/quote]<br>A couple of issues here: an accredited MBA will generally require at least 3-4 years of work experience, so my feeling is that is off the table completely for you.<br><br>Finance-focused master's programs will generally be looking for above average finance skills, which are generally shown through a very strong GMAT score. For instance the median GMAT at HEC is 710-715. I'd suggest to put in some good prep and try the GMAT aiming for a score of 700+. My feeling is that sending a GRE score, of 315, will not help with your chances.&nbsp;<br><br>
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The MBA program typically admits applicants with around 5-6 years of work experience. So if you are in that range, then it's a solid choice;

The MBA program typically admits applicants with around 5-6 years of work experience. So if you are in that range, then it's a solid choice;
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