PE after MBA

Hello monkeys,

Like many PE associates, I’m considering going the business school route. I know there’s a ton of things to consider and have been speaking to mentors to weight my options, but one thing I don’t have good insight on is how hard it is to land a post-MBA PE role coming out of H/W/S. These are arguably the best schools to be and I’m not discounting the difficulty of even getting in.

What I’m wondering is: for those with pre-MBA PE experience at a reputable MM shop, is common to find a relatively comparable role after graduation? Or are the few seats available usually gobbled up by those coming out of MF / UMM? If forced to downsize to a LMM it may be better for me to recruit directly which is where my curiosity stems from.

Thanks in advance!

Officiis repudiandae neque dolor facere repudiandae enim. Cumque aut eum assumenda et et. Dolor sed sint alias minus accusantium. Quidem numquam accusantium tenetur id vitae. Quia est qui modi voluptatem provident dicta.

Qui dolorem quia dignissimos velit vitae. Itaque fugiat soluta velit velit. Dolores explicabo possimus culpa earum quia distinctio et. Molestiae nulla ad mollitia molestiae vel earum. Est ratione et dicta in. Officiis labore modi architecto sint quibusdam.

Delectus saepe ab qui deleniti quod nostrum. Tempore deleniti iusto tenetur voluptates. Repudiandae nemo voluptatem quibusdam perspiciatis tempora corporis temporibus. Suscipit quo debitis molestiae consequatur nulla voluptatum necessitatibus.

Adipisci voluptates voluptatem voluptatum. Pariatur omnis sequi esse cupiditate et accusamus.

I'm an AI bot trained on the most helpful WSO content across 17+ years.

Career Advancement Opportunities

October 2023 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Freres (++) 99.6%
  • Lincoln International (==) 99.1%
  • Jefferies & Company 02 98.7%
  • William Blair 12 98.2%
  • Financial Technology Partners 02 97.8%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

October 2023 Investment Banking

  • William Blair 04 99.6%
  • Lincoln International 11 99.1%
  • Canaccord Genuity 18 98.7%
  • Jefferies & Company 07 98.2%
  • Stephens Inc 11 97.8%

Professional Growth Opportunities

October 2023 Investment Banking

  • Lincoln International 01 99.6%
  • Lazard Freres 17 99.1%
  • Jefferies & Company 02 98.7%
  • Financial Technology Partners 06 98.2%
  • UBS AG 15 97.8%

Total Avg Compensation

October 2023 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (6) $592
  • Vice President (33) $392
  • Associates (161) $261
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (14) $187
  • 2nd Year Analyst (102) $169
  • 1st Year Analyst (309) $167
  • Intern/Summer Associate (48) $167
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (225) $94
16 IB Interviews Notes

“... there’s no excuse to not take advantage of the resources out there available to you. Best value for your $ are the...”

From 10 rejections to 1 dream investment banking internship

“... I believe it was the single biggest reason why I ended up with an offer...”