#1
Hey guys, so im a little over halfway through my degree and I've started to look into masters programs. Any other masters Students out there who could lend some advice. I stayed in my home city for my bachelors, moved out, but home city none the less. I have been looking at going over to Europe to do my masters, and have been looking at different financial or investment oriented degrees. Anyone who can recommend certain schools with a good name or programs that look or are known to be exciting.

Right now i've been looking at Risk Management in Finance focusing on derivatives. This program in Paris also looks quite cool http://www.masterstudies.com/MBA-MSc-Masters-Degree/Business-Economics-and-Administration/Finance/MSc-in-Investment-Risk-Management/France/SKEMA-Business-School/MSc-Financial-Markets-and-Investments/

Also, I foresee this coming up. No, im not basing my entire life around the opinions of the Pit. I'm just looking for some different programs that I may have missed or overlooked so far. Or potentially advice from other people who have done a program such as this

TL;DR sucks to be you
#2
Going for a master's may be a good idea if the economy stalls or takes more steps backward. I personally can't take much more schooling so I'll be looking for something in the private sector after I get my degree after this year. Best of luck with your progress!
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#3
thanks dude, yea schooling is kinda killing me. Ive done some banking licensing courses on top of university and each time I complete one I feel I've lost part of my soul from spending so much time on top of my normal programs. But.... I enjoy school way to much to get a real job and settle down
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thanks dude, yea schooling is kinda killing me. Ive done some banking licensing courses on top of university and each time I complete one I feel I've lost part of my soul from spending so much time on top of my normal programs. But.... I enjoy school way to much to get a real job and settle down



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#5
lol, its relative. School is a lot of work, but its still a lot of fun and i enjoy learning. Work I can only imagine as being draining and not nearly as rewarding or fun. Particularly doing grunt labour as an analyst
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lol, its relative. School is a lot of work, but its still a lot of fun and i enjoy learning. Work I can only imagine as being draining and not nearly as rewarding or fun. Particularly doing grunt labour as an analyst

Wow. Thanks for briefing the people who do that 'grunt labor' every day to handle their responsibilities on your first world problems.
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lol, its relative. School is a lot of work, but its still a lot of fun and i enjoy learning. Work I can only imagine as being draining and not nearly as rewarding or fun. Particularly doing grunt labour as an analyst



Then, as I said,

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#8
I respect you man, masters is a shitload of work and soon as I got my Bachelors i was out!!!
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#9
DO IT. I'm applying for Master's in Accounting. One, I really enjoy business school, especially accounting. Two, I love college waaaay too much.

Btw, if you are interested in Risk Management, you should become an actuary. It's a great job. Though personally, I'm not interested; after spending a semester learning it, I realized I strongly dislike finance.
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Has nothing to do with masters degrees.
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#12
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Has nothing to do with masters degrees.


Uh yes, it most definitely does... the financial burdens and schedules of a married couple are significantly more dynamic than that of a single person. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but it's not possible for my wife or I to pursue Master's degrees immediately after either of us completes our bachelors degrees -- it will need to be necessarily offset.
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Uh yes, it most definitely does... the financial burdens and schedules of a married couple are significantly more dynamic than that of a single person. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but it's not possible for my wife or I to pursue Master's degrees immediately after either of us completes our bachelors degrees -- it will need to be necessarily offset.


Yep. In your case, and in most married middle class couples' cases, you would need to offset. But apart from fiscal constraints imposed from having to take care of two people and not just your own lazy arse, being single still has nothing to do with getting Master's degrees. You still do the same amount of work and grade them damned undergradumacates' shitty lab reports, married or single.

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#16
Would you then go on to your Doctorate? Apart from the more prestigious title, I fail to see the point unless you're using it a stepping stone to a doctorate degree
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#17
I believe a general rule is get your graduate degree where you see yourself living in the future because many companies hire their graduate interns. Maybe that's just Psych programs, but it's something to consider.
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Yep. In your case, and in most married middle class couples' cases, you would need to offset. But apart from fiscal constraints imposed from having to take care of two people and not just your own lazy arse, being single still has nothing to do with getting Master's degrees. You still do the same amount of work and grade them damned undergradumacates' shitty lab reports, married or single.



I was taking all things into consideration, not just the actual work to be completed in order to get a master's. There is more to the equation
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