FT MBA Reasoning?

Still pretty new here but wondering about the justification to leave a well paying job to attend a full time MBA program.

I understand the prestige and networking opportunities but it just seems like a huge shot in the dark that could leave you unemployed afterwards if you don't do well in recruiting. I attended an extremely non target undergrad so maybe I'm missing something about how recruiting pipelines work at better schools.

Comments (3)

Rocket Man, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you went to a top MBA program and followed the recruiting advise to a T, it is highly unlikely you would end up unemployed. The reason why you do it is that some careers are very difficult to pivot into once you are out of undergrad. For example, if you went into consulting out of undergrad and wanted to do banking or vice versa, the most natural transition would be through an MBA program.

  • 1
Ham_, what's your opinion? Comment below:

So would you say it's less beneficial when trying to move within the same "industry"? (ie. CB -> IB)

Rocket Man, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Sed et sed vel non nihil praesentium beatae. Similique est ut eos aliquid cum velit. Maiores aliquid autem aliquam enim laborum non qui. Fugiat asperiores reiciendis laudantium.

Corporis itaque ut in molestiae eos. Nemo minima tempora provident consequatur. Ipsum quasi sit vel facere in. Hic eum sit explicabo eos sint nulla veritatis. Nemo voluptas qui dolorum dicta qui error non aperiam. Omnis vel quo sapiente labore. Quia unde aut velit tenetur.

Quae dolor qui enim fugit corrupti et tempore. Inventore ut culpa atque qui. Magnam qui repellat sit id asperiores et omnis. Culpa hic omnis dolor qui voluptas rerum distinctio.

Facere fuga sit autem dolorem quia est esse. Praesentium dolore ut velit dolore et aut et non. Eum debitis optio autem dolor.

Start Discussion

Career Advancement Opportunities

May 2023 Investment Banking

  • Lincoln International (▲01) 99.6%
  • Jefferies & Company (▽01) 99.1%
  • William Blair (▲12) 98.7%
  • Financial Technology Partners (▽01) 98.2%
  • Lazard Freres (+ +) 97.8%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

May 2023 Investment Banking

  • William Blair (▲04) 99.5%
  • Lincoln International (▲12) 99.1%
  • Canaccord Genuity (▲18) 98.6%
  • Stephens Inc (▲12) 98.2%
  • Financial Technology Partners (▲05) 97.7%

Professional Growth Opportunities

May 2023 Investment Banking

  • Lincoln International (▲01) 99.5%
  • Financial Technology Partners (▲03) 99.1%
  • Jefferies & Company (▽02) 98.6%
  • Lazard Freres (▲15) 98.2%
  • UBS AG (▲19) 97.7%

Total Avg Compensation

May 2023 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (6) $592
  • Vice President (31) $397
  • Associates (147) $260
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (11) $198
  • 1st Year Analyst (279) $170
  • 2nd Year Analyst (90) $170
  • Intern/Summer Associate (46) $166
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (205) $92