I have a Bachelors degree in Banking & Finance from another country but I would like to pursue a career in IT. I don't have any experience or certification in IT yet but I have just gotten an admission to a Master's degree program in Applied Info Tech. My question however is that, without an experience or certification in IT can I proceed on a MS in AIT while i take some certifications in IT to get the rudimentary knowledge and hands on needed to start a career or the MS would perhaps be a waste of time and money and instead I should focus more on certifications and getting industry experience?
I'd like to point out that I like to look at the bigger picture in everything because a MS degree is so much valuable in the country where I come from and I think it cuts across. However, I would like to take advantage of inside knowledge of IT professionals.
Your input will be so much appreciated!