MBA and age question


I have a question about recruiting for an HF position out of business school, and age. I'm trying to plan for potential career paths.

Say that I go to an M7 MBA after five years of experience, with the most recent experience being sell-side equity research or investment banking. Does age start to become a concern at this point, if I recruit for an HF position? With five years pre-MBA, I'd be ~28-29 years old upon graduation. Is that a bit old for an "investment analyst" type role at an HF? Or, are post-MBA hires sometimes more senior, like an "associate portfolio manager?"


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Jun 3, 2019 - 3:34am

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