I want to do masters in finance but I am from an engineering background. Can I get into some colleges or not?

Asked by Sushant Sinha over 2 years ago

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Hey Sushant, how are you doing?

The simplest answer to your question is YES. You can definitely pursue a master in finance even with an engineering background. By the query itself, it is safe to assume you did not plan for this in advance. In this case, it is important to know some factors. For starters, the combination of engineering and finance itself is considered quality career development opportunities by experts. Engineers have analytical skills that correspond with the financial sector. This facilitates you to adapt the financial application in a much better manner. The financial employer looks for transferable abilities and an understanding of the market. With different expertise at your disposal, you become an obvious choice.

Do you also need any help in shortlisting the right universities for doing your masters? Let me know and I shall share the right resources with you. 

 


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Anubhooti Dubey

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Transitioning from engineering to finance for your master’s degree is definitely feasible and is actually quite common. Many top finance programs welcome students from non-traditional backgrounds, especially those who demonstrate strong quantitative and analytical abilities, like those developed in engineering. 

To improve your candidacy, it’s important to focus on building a strong profile. This includes gaining a fundamental understanding of financial principles through MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) or other preparatory courses. Additionally, scoring well on the GMAT or GRE can significantly boost your application, as these tests are often used to gauge an applicant’s ability to handle the rigorous quantitative coursework found in finance programs. 

Research the entry requirements of the finance programs you are interested in to ensure they accept students from an engineering background and consider reaching out to admissions counselors to discuss your unique qualifications and fit for their program. Remember, your unique perspective as an engineer can provide valuable insights in finance, particularly in areas like financial engineering, risk management, and quantitative finance.


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