I could use some advice from the enlightened wallstreetoasis community. I am a 25 year old Canadian lawyer with the federal government (think Department of Justice). I would like to pursue an M7 MBA to move into(and potentially investment banking and private equity). I have also looked into MBA programs at NYU, Yale, Oxford, and INSEAD. I went to a top-tier law school here in Canada and have a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree (highest honours). I do not have a business background.
I am sort of lost navigating all of this because most Canadians pursue MBAs in Canada (which has become a degree mill). The stats for Rotman (U of T) and Ivey (Western) are less than appealing with fewer than 10, IB, PE, etc. from these schools.
I have spoken with some of the M7 MBA recruiters, who surprisingly informed me that I would be considered as a non-traditional applicant, and would be a very unique and welcome addition to their class. However, I am not sure how much truth there is to this, or whether they were just trying to sell their programs to me. Almost everyone I see entering these programs have a STEM or business background and experience in their respective fields.
What would be my best options if I wanted to work in Canada or the US (leaving the doors open to both countries)? Would an MBA be helpful or should I consider an MPP (Master's in Public Policy) at Harvard (or another ivy league) and move into consulting that way, which I've seen some people do?
Thanks for any feedback you may have.