The common path to PE seem to be 2 years as an analyst in IB, then starting as an associate at a PE firm. But after 2 years as an associate, I hear that firms will ask you to get an MBA. But after you get an MBA, don't you go back to PE as an associate?
So wouldn't it be better to jump to b-school right after IB instead of working in PE for 2 years?
For example, here's 3 different ppl's paths:
Person A: IB 3 years as analyst -> IB 3 years as associate -> now VP
Person B: IB 2 years as analyst -> MBA 2 years -> PE 2 years
Person C: IB 2 years as analyst -> PE 2 years as associate -> MBA 2 years
it seems that person A and B have the quicker path. So I guess my question is, why 2 years of PE after IB if you're going to be back on the same position after b-school?