There's a rather strange idea out there that success in The City requires just the right background and the right first degree and that after that everything is just plain sailing. It's doesn't in fact work quite like that: a much more common career path is to indeed enter at that level but then in one's late 20s to take the time out to do a Masters. Say, for example, the Masters in Finance as offered by the London Business School or LBS. You can download the latest Masters in Finance employment report if you should so wish. Or have a look at student and alumni profiles. There are three important things to consider about this sort of further professional education. The first is that the perceived quality of the institution you get the degree from is hugely important. Being bright, being educated, is important but where you were educated really does make a difference. That the LBS Master in Finance programme is ranked number 1 by the Financial Times rather puts that matter to rest. Secondly, part of what is required of the university itself is that they have a careers development office. It's just great to get the education and the letters after ones name but that's really not quite enough in gaining access to the great jobs. The insitution must be reaching out to potential employers. Given that the LBS has just such a department and does exactly such reaching out that is solved too. The third is which companies they work with. And there again they have their bases covered: LBS works with top recruiters such as Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Standard Chartered and UBS Then there are the more minor issues: for example, is it necessary to take a year out to gain the degree? No, it isn't: it can be done in one year full time or it can be done over two years part time at weekends (they usefully do not try to schedule evening classes as who in The City has time for that?). It should also be noted that this is not an entry level qualification: this is for mid career development, Indeed, five years experience in the field is necessary as an entry qualification.
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