Hi there, I graduated 3 years ago and have been working at a top investment manager in quantitative fixed income research. I am trying to figure out if an MBA is worth it for me and what my options now.
Brief background about myself, I graduated from Cal (Berkeley) Engineering 2 and a half years ago, and have been working at the investment manager in research since. I have passed all three levels of CFA and waiting for the charter (need another 1 and a half year of experience to receive charter).
I have been admitted to HBS but I am having second thoughts as to whether I should even do the MBA. My main concern is that I am making 170K all in this year and should break 200 in no time if I stay on. Does it make sense to forgo 2 years (400K) of income + pay 2 years of tuition and living expenses to get the MBA? Would it open up more options for me? Help me advance in my career? Another consideration is that I only need 1 and a half year more of work experience to receive my CFA charter, should I at least wait till then?
My end goal has always been to be a PM at THE Top funds like Blackrock/PIMCO or a top hedge fund.