I recently graduated with my bachelors in finance. I have been accepted into a masters of finance program but I cannot decide my next step. I am extremely interested in starting to invest in real estate, I have been for quite some time. I do not want to take on more debt if a masters degree will not help me. Any thoughts???
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I don't know a ton about the finance world.
Do you know how exactly a masters in finance would help you?
Are there jobs you couldn't get without it?
hard to say what you should do without that information.
I have a bias in this matter, but I think it's always good to get educated for a bit, then work for a bit.
The main reason is because a master's degree is much lower value in the professional world if you have no work experience. You will be seen as a slightly more qualified undergraduate candidate.
When you work for a bit, you gain that invaluable work experience and the raises and network that comes with it. At that point, getting a masters can improve your existing momentum, but only if you want to.
Just a thought. I know my industry is different than most, but work experience is what I look for when hiring people.
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