The Financial Services industry is very broad; it includes career paths in asset and wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance, fintech and real estate. While for investment banking in major financial hubs entry requirements are very though and breaking into them depends highly on the pre-MBA study path and professional background, other business areas do offer rewarding opportunities in smaller banks, mid-market institutions and financial advisory firms. Evaluating your competencies and skills allows you to improve your chances to land the job that is most suitable to you. If you want to break into financial services, in addition to highest university grades and a proper past work experience, you will also need to invest a significant part of your time to networking, learning the specifics of the industry, and preparing for technical and behavioural interviews.
*Credit Suisse IWM – International Wealth Management