Am I too old for a Masters in Finance?
January 16, 2012 4:11 AM Subscribe
With extensive experience as a software developer in Investment Banking am I too old at 37 for it to be worth my while to take a Masters in Finance as a prelude to trying to change from technology to the business side?
posted by zemblamatic to work & money (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have worked as a software developer in and around the Investment Banking industry for 10+ years primarily Tier 1 institutions in the City of London. At the ripe old age of 37 I am considering taking some sort of Masters level course in finance and/or banking in order to broaden my knowledge and skills with a view towards trying to move towards the business side.
The obvious path is to try and seek a technology role with greater business alignment but my interests are leading me more towards the analytical side (fund management or perhaps investment research).
Having looked at various Masters programmes they strike me as being rather like mills to thresh people in their mid to late 20s into associate programmes at the bigger banks. Will it be a waste of my time to pursue one of these expensive courses as my age will rule me out for serious consideration for business side roles?
Has anyone been down this path or have better ideas?