I know that Private Equity is a significant boost for MBA admissions, but does anyone have a sense for how admissions committees look at Hedge Funds? It seems like far fewer end up going to business school from hedge fund positions.
I'm 18 months into a job at a large multistrategy fund ($10Bn+ AUM across strategies - I focus mostly on credit / distressed debt investments) after spending two years as an/MS. I don't hate my job, but I think I would enjoy working in private equity much more, particularly at a smaller, more operationally-focused firm and an MBA from a top school seems like the best way to do this. I'm potentially interested in a JD/MBA as well, but the cost of that is daunting.
I'm specifically focused on H/S, but opinions about other schools are welcome as well. I have a 750 GMAT / 3.9 GPA from a top 20 school so I think I have a decent profile, just wondering how adcomms will think about my work experience and story. Thanks!