Worth it? MBA for Wharton grad in the LMM
Wondering how you guys would gauge the value of an MBA for someone in my position (experienced assoc. at a young LMM).
I'm comfortable with my resume from a name-brand standpoint, having done the whole Wharton + BB path, and on-paper I don't see myself as needing an MBA (debut fund, LMM, team dynamic feels as non-hierarchical as a finance firm can be), although I acknowledge that it may help down the line in terms of LPs + fundraising, portfolio co dynamics, and talking to founders/execs of potential targets. And of course, the network would be super great to have as well.
Two other factors that I've thought about: (i) the two founders and mid-levels are all megafund + HBS/GSB types, so while they tell me I don't need an MBA to advance here, I worry their tune might implicitly change if I were to ever vie for a partner role; and (ii) I love my job and want to be a part of this team for as long as they'll have me, but also realize there's fund-specific risk, and wonder if not having an MBA would make it hard to move around (in the LMM) as a VP+ if something with the firm happened.
Hoping to get some thoughts from everyone as I start thinking about apps for the next cycle - Thanks everyone!