I have been working as an analyst for a mid-sizedfirm in the mid-west for three years. Now I want to get a master degree. Two of my main reasons for MBA are to move to big cities (or nearby areas) and land a decent job there. The firm does not intend to push me into MBA program currently.
Mywas 3.9/4.0 when I was in a state university in the mid-west. I don't have yet and plan to get one in August this year. My target is about 720. I passed CFA level 2 last year and hopefully can get my charter this year.
My major weakness are that: 1. I am not U.S citizen so that my English proficiency is inferior to native applicants and I will fall into international student pool; 2. The firm that I work for is neither well known nor an industry leader; 3. The state university that I were in could not even compete with state universities in the coasts rank-wise.
I know it is difficult to get into top 5 finance MBA programs. So I am wondering what the other choices are if I want to land an analyst or associate job in a decent mutual fund after graduation.
NYU seems a decent alternative to CBS in NYC while MIT could be the alternative to HBS in Boston. How about other top 16 or even top 30 MBA programs? Could anyone offer some advice on this topic?
Thanks in advance.