MBA for Immigration, worth it?
I did my undergrad at a top Indian college (think #1) and then straightaway enrolled at an MBA program in India (Indian Top 5). I had interned at a top consult (think McK, BCG) and subsequently joined Goldman in their Asset Management division as a multi asset macro trader. After a couple of years, I moved into a multi asset manager selection role in the alternatives space at one of the largest family offices in Middle East. I am pretty happy with the work here, but over long term I think moving to US has better career prospects for me. I want to work for the best fund of funds in the industry (think Blackstone). I will accept my destiny if I get a fair shot at the elite firms I want to work at and get rejected because of my caliber. Problem is I don't get a single response from any firm I write to. I believe the major issue is work permit and maybe my current experience, which is at a family office in Middle East.
I am 25 right now. I am contemplating if a second MBA from Harvard, Wharton, Columbia or Booth, assuming I get in, will help me reach the firms where I may want to spend the next 10 years of my life.
Adjusting for PPP and taxes, I am already making more than what I will make post MBA even as an associate at Blackstone. But I think this should be a positive marginal NPV move over next 30 years.
Let me know what you think of a second MBA just to get into a more elite firm at a more preferred location.
I have also cleared CFA all levels and I hold FRM and CAIA charters.
Thanks for your help in advance!