Hedge Fund MO to B-School

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Curious how a MO role (i.e. corporate dev., investor relations, etc.) at a top HF (i.e. Citadel, Bridgewater, etc.) coming out of undergrad will place in top 10 b-schools in ~2 years. End goal after MBA does not involve FO or the finance industry in general. Has anyone gone down a similar path? Any input is appreciated.

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

A friend of mine with a similar background ended up at a Stern/Yale/Darden ranked school. Assuming your GMAT/GPA are in line, you should be able to get into that tier with non H/S M7 as a possiblity

Mar 26, 2017

I know a bunch of ex-Bridgewater folks with M7 (lots of HBS and some CBS) MBAs. The Yale/Darden/etc. tier seems lower than I'd expect for a first-tier HF - whether you're FO or not. Peculiar career plan, though...

Mar 26, 2017

I'm not 100% how HF guys are perceived, but considering that you made it into a "top hf", im sure adcoms have heard of it and there are precedents. If your other stats are up to par I'm sure you'll place fine.

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Mar 26, 2017

Conventional wisdom on this site (and Poets and Quants) that HF work places you at a bit of a disadvantage at HBS and GSB. For whatever reason, IB and PE are considered "acceptable" finance roles, but market-facing ones like S&T and HF are not. That being said, I'd imagine if you're coming from Paulson or Soros or Baupost or other top funds you're definitely in the running. (By "top" I mean "prestigious." If you're at a smaller place making killer returns...eh.)

Mar 26, 2017
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