Non-MBA Exit Corp Dev/Strategy

Yo, currently working at an economic consulting firm and was lucky enough to lateral into a corp dev analyst opportunity. I have a Masters in Finance and about 3 years worth of experience and will be starting as an analyst at this firm. They are a S&P 400 tech (midcap) firm with a high growth business. It's a small team with managers having gone to HSW and worked at MBB. I like the firm and the people and the position reports directly to the executive suite which is nice. I do not want to go back for a MBA, are my exit opportunities limited to internal roles? I am happy doing corp dev for the rest of my life honestly but just curious as to what others have experienced.

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Nov 12, 2018 - 5:58pm
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Nov 15, 2018 - 1:34am
high hopes, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Care to share compensation numbers?

From my experience, yes the ideal path is to learn the business from the inside and hop around to operational and other departments, albeit at a faster pace or more enjoyable roles.

Rare from what I've seen to work your way up only in Corp dev. I'm sure some places do it that way, but most companies like to rotate.

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:52pm
frattisimus101, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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