Here's my situation.
I joined buyout focused MM PE right after undergrad in Asia (neither China nor Japan) and am now 2-yr associate. During my years, I realized 1) pure buyout PE market in NE Asia becomes more and more saturated (my gut feeling, welcome to feedbacks) and 2) I'm more excited about deal structuring and legal document review than CDD and monitoring process.
Given 1) and 2), I pursued an MBA. My goal is experience distressed investing / special situation in U.S. for several years post-MBA and come back to my home country to establish my own firm in the long-term. I applied to several b-schools last year and was only admitted to Columbia.
However, the COVID-19 changes everything I planned. I am now reconsidering to attend Columbia this fall as the situation will make the recruiting process much difficult especially for internationals like me. On the other hand, my position in the current company is quite solid and promotion to VP is expected in next one or two years.
I still desire to have distressed / special sit. experience in U.S. but am not sure I will have it by attending CBS this fall. As pursuing an MBA in the City is expensive even without opportunity costs, I'd like to hear as many people's opinion as possible.
Any input will be appreciated. Thx!