Big 4 to Corporate Finance Transition for MBA
Hi all - long time lurker, first time poster.
I have been in Big 4 Audit for 3 years and want to leave and transition to a corporate finance/FP&A role. Long term I see myself working in corporate finance, in a more strategic role in running a company and "making the numbers," rather than "checking the numbers."
I am intending on getting my MBA in the next 3-ish years. So essentially for my next job I am looking for a corporate finance role that will best position me for a Top-15 MBA.
I am curious as to the pull of the "name" of a company (F50, F100, F500). Given the below article on Poets & Quants, it would appear that getting accepted to a top-ranked MBA is largely dependent on where you work. If I were to accept a job offer at a smaller, private company, would I be putting myself at a disadvantage? Obviously tough to say given the limited information I've provided, but just wondering if anybody has had any experience with this.