Career Switch (consulting -> buy side)
Say you're a 28 year old management consultant (non MBB) with a CFA charter (weird combo, right?) and looking at full time MBA programs (class of 2015). You're interested in moving into a buy side role post MBA, and you're a solid candidate on paper for top 10 MBA programs.
1) What programs do you apply to?
2) What top ~15 schools aren't worth it? (UCLA?, Duke?, UVA?)
2) What do you do with the next year of your time? (stay in consulting / work for a non profit / find a role in middle office of big PE firm / try to find a front office role in small firm
Appreciate any thoughts