Essentially I became a dr8g addict during college and totally screwed myself - cleaned myself up within the 2 years after graduating and started work in retail banking, to derivative operations, then to a hedge fund as a trader/PM assistant, and now i'm in Prime Services (yeah it sucks) at a big broker.
I went to what is probably considered a top high school in the world and didn't really do that well so I ended up in a top 30 university - there my problems got worse and I graduated with a mid 2's GPA.
I'm trying to create a career in finance (NOT OPERATIONS) and I know it's going to be difficult with the mistakes I made.
I passed the lvl 1 for the CFA and studying for lvl 2 -
Is the only way I'll really be able to turn anything around is by doing well at my current position, getting my CFA, and then applying, attending, and excelling in a top 10 B-School? Or are there other options besides going through B-School?