A question that I hope to get an answer for from those fellow monkeys who have more knowledge about the F500 finance world than I do (or have any other insights into this):
How feasible/realistic is it to get into a post-MBA FLDP or a regular (but CFO-track) corporate finance position at an F500 coming out of a top MBA with no previous experience in finance?
I'm not really sure yet what I want to do with my career in the long term, and this is an option that I've recently became interested in. I'm graduating this summer with a degree in CS and Econ and an MBB job offer. The plan is to stay for 3 years and then go for an MBA. I've also had an F50 internship, but it was in strategy/marketing, not finance.
The office that I'm going to does sell occasional corporate finance projects, so getting staffed on them is a possible way to get some financial experience, but these are probably not going to constitute the majority of what I do there.
Another option that I've read about would be going to corp dev and switching to the CFO-track later. Not sure which one would be preferable (corp dev -> CFO track or post-MBA FLDP -> CFO track) in terms of career velocity, and which would be easier to get w/o prior finance experience.