I'm curious as to what are the different path's that one takes to get in to a top tier b-school for his/her MBA degree?
I come from a semi-target out here in the mid-west (think Wisconsin, UIUC, Indiana etc.) and am aware of a lot of kids doing 2 years at a, 2 years at PE and moving on to Wharton or HBS.
Is it possible to transition to business school by working in a boutique for 2-4 years (since a lot of boutique's turn their analysts in to career bankers) ?
Any inputs or personal experiences would go a long way in being helpful. Thanks!