I missed the boat on banking out of undergrad and joined anprogram and now work in FP&A at a Fortune 100. I'll be applying to MBA programs this year, and I'm interested in associate positions post-MBA.
How hard is it to get into a good firm from a Top 15 (but probably not Top 5) MBA without banking experience?
I know there are old posts on this, but I'm looking for the current environment. Some of the old posts seem to suggest this is easy, but from casual perusal of LinkedIn, it looks like many post-MBA associates have pre-MBA banking (or at least transactional) experience, which I lack.
Are top firms (or elite boutique) feasible with my background, or would it be more middle market, etc?
Also, I'm particularly interested in restructuring, but I realize this is a more specialized skillset. Could someone with my background have much hope of breaking into a firm like Houlihan restructuring oras a post-MBA associate or is this totally unrealistic?
Any input / advice would be much appreciated.