Trader to MBA
I am a 26 year old energy trader who has an UG in finance and an MFE from a top program. I've been trading for 2 years in physical energy at a top merchant trading firm such as glencore, trafigura, tenaska trading physical commodities (natural gas, oil etc. I don't want to mention specifics because the industry is small and I want to stay anonymous) I am considering going to get an MBA so I can more easily find financing to start my own merchant trading company. I was wondering if there are other traders (physical or financial) who have gone and gotten and MBA and what they think about its marginal value.
I am not an unsuccessful trader so the whole "only a bad trader goes and gets and MBA" isn't relevant. I am simply ambitious and want to own a merchant trading firm one day.
Also what programs have the best rates of acceptance of traders. I've read top programs look poorly in traders and feel the positions doesn't offer much of the skill set they desire. However, I disagree as physical trading is equal parts trading and deal making.