I was wondering how much does the prestige of the job matter when it comes to top MBA admissions (top 10 MBA programs). It seems like for a top MBA program you either have to be high finance (IB/Consulting), military, or come from an unorthodox career route to have a shot at some of the elite programs and a person that comes from any other route is essentially effed. Is your pre-MBA career title weighed as equal or a little more than, say say your GPA or gmat scores?
Ultimately though, how would a more common route job fare for admissions at elite or top MBA programs (i.e: Like a financial analyst at a F100 company or a Big 4 tax/audit guy?). I am especially curious about those who are in one of the more common finance/accounting job routes (F100 Finance Analyst/Big 4) who want to transition into a high finance job post-MBA like IB/Consulting/VC.
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