Deferred MBA vs Applying after 2+2
Headed into senior year with the following question: is it worth it to apply for deferred MBA programs or should I try to enjoy my last year in college and apply after doing the traditional 2 years IB and 2 years PE. Disclaimer: I'm assuming many uncertain things, but I need to start planning now so...
School: Top undergrad business program
Work Experience:IB -> MM/UMM PE (3B+ fund)
Extracurriculars: don't want to go into detail, but I would consider this to be my strong point/differentiator
GMAT: wild card here, let's assume 700+
How competitive would I be at H/S/W (Deferred/regular)? How about the rest of the M7?
Is there an added benefit to applying for deferred admissions now or should I focus on improving my profile for H/S/W and apply later? I'd be lucky to get into any M7, but really want to target the top 3. I want to avoid a situation where I'm not competitive enough for H/S/W right now, but I get into and commit to a Columbia/Sloan instead of improving my candidacy later on.
How are internships and extracurricular from college viewed once you're 4 years removed? Have a feeling I'll have difficulty doing much on the side once I start working FT.
I would appreciate any additional advice from people familiar with the admissions process.