Is it worth getting an MBA with my experience?
I am 27 years old and have worked at a mid level bank (think Sillicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, First Republic Bank, etc) for 3 years and prior to that, 1 year of real estate loan processing experience.
My current work experience:
In my current role, I am essentially a sales support person assisting a couple of bigger bankers with their book. I do stuff like prequalifying credit on loans/borrowers, speaking to clients about our products and reviewing some analyst/underwriters work for accuracy from time to time. Prior to that I was an analyst for almost 2 years underwriting the actual loans. The current role I have now is considered a promotion for what it's worth
I currently make about $110k all in averaging 45-50 hours a week max.
My educational background
I graduated from a non target average school with a 3.65 GPA and 3.83 GPA in my finance courses. I have not yet taken a GMAT/GRE score but of course, know that I would need to get a good score.
My dilemna/question to WSO
I will not attend an MBA program if it's not top tier (Columbia, Penn, Fordham). In addition to the decent GPA, I know I could get a good letter of rec from the director of my lending department and/or head of credit from my department. I am most interested in institutional sales andbut am also open to other careers. The thing is, I feel like my current experience is meh at best and my school is non-target. I am stuck on whether it is even worth investing time into the GRE/GMAT. I have heard of people with no experience in banking going on and having stellar experiences though and people who have regretted the MBA so the results seem all over the place.
What do you all think of potential post MBA careers for me given my current experience? Is it even worth me investing the time into the GRE/GMAT?
Thanks for any and all feedback !