Hey guys just wanted to get some ideas from some of you more experienced forum posters here. see what you think.
My educational background is in civil engineering from city university, which is not great in terms of reputation. Im currently working as a futures and options trader for a small firm for the previous 3 years and have been trying to make a switch to a bank/large institution without much success for a few months (personal reasons). I have international experience, a strong trading track record, multilingual (German and Arabic), experience in many areas of work and knowledge in computer programming to boot. I am generally open to the types of roles Im applying for, but want training, more international exposure and career progression. After a period of unsuccessful job hunting I have been offered a place for a masters in International Management at Queen Mary. Im considering taking it to improve the odds since the university has a better name and the subject will be more relevant to my field of work.
At the moment i feel that my un-prestigious university name and work experience with a small company are working against me in some of these much very competitive training programs where of course I am competing with some of the best talent globally.
Now what Im trying to figure out is how much value would such a degree add to my CV and will this in terms of name and content? Will it be enough to make me able to compete for the level of job that I am aiming for? This will also give me the opportunity to undertake many extracurricular activities which at the moment are lacking a bit. Any thoughts on the matter are appreciated.