25 and No analyst Experience. MBA?

Hello,

I currently work in institutional sales at an IB. I'm 25. I screwed around in college and didn't make enough effort in IB recruiting so I got stuck in sales. I do not enjoy it at all. It has been three years now. Is now a good time to pivot with an MBA assuming I can get into a T20? Goal is to get out of sales and get an associate role. Seems if I can't get into a T20 I will just have to wait and continue improving my resume and EC's until I can get into a T20. Finance undergrad from a non-target. Seems anything less than a T20 is a waste of my time and money. I am perfectly fine with a regional boutique. Guys at my firm make a killing with relatively low hours. Just wondering if I should try to become an analyst now or simply do an MBA and make sure I get an internship during my MBA. Any guidance is appreciated. 

 

Yes, start preparing now. I think it would be very tough to move into analyst spot in this market from a sales role. 

If you can frame your work achievements and leadership favorably and aim for 720+ GMAT, no reason you can't make it into a T15. 

If you apply next cycle you'd have 4 years work exp at application/5 at matriculation which is perfect and leaves you a lot of time between then and now to work on your apps

 

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