MS Finance vs MBA vs Neither
WHich one is right for me?
I will admit I don't know a ton about either. I know that MBA's are directed towards teaching you management skills and leadership skills. To me that sounds like a bunch of BS (not a bachelor of science). I am sure that they do teach you this but 1) I bet a decent part of leadership is inannate 2) Leading one company is probably much different than leading another.
What I want out of it: I am currently a personal banker. So far so good. I don't want to be doing this forever though. I want more authority, more responsibility, I want something that requires more brain power, and I want more money. I want to be a portfolio manager at some point in time, once I do more learning and feel I am ready for it down the road.
MS in anything business I guess....I just figured finance would be the best, because I like banking too. Economics is probably too broad and accounting is good but I don't want to be an accountant, so finance wins by process of elimination.
Also, I want to learn calculus. My calculus teachers in college barely spoke English so I never learned it well. I could teach it to my self though.
MS seems more attractive to me because 1) Less expensive 2) Less time consuming. I want to be done with school already, especially when I am working full time it will be tough to have it go on for long.
I know education is in a bubble. I just don't know how to get where I want to be without it. I know it is stupid that the degree means more than what you know and your experience, but thats how the system is, so that is how I have to approach it.
I would like to hear some thoughts, thanks.