After months of soul searching, I realize that pursuing an MBA with a RE concentration is my best bet to break into infrastructure finance via REPE, a, or possibly consulting through an or perhaps an EY-level firm.
I've outgrown my current career in economic growth policy and administration on the local/regional level, and I would like to transition into a role where I can bring private sector dollars over to fill funding gaps that governments all over just can't seem to deliver.
The issue is that I don't know if the newer MBA program at Johns Hopkins is a possible ticket into MBB or REPE, etc. JH is the only American school that offers both an MBA with a RE Infrastructure concentration AND a MSRE with an infrastructure focus. BUT what's the point if it doesn't open doors?
MBB recruits undergrads, PhDs, MDs, but not
specifically MBAs there, which is vexing. My background is as follows:
Top 10 public school BA Political Science, 3.0 GPA
Second tier public school Master of City and Regional Planning, 3.5 GPA
Over 6 years of very successfully conceiving and managing economic development and brownfield projects (current)
3 years of private sector business development experience.
I'm also reaching for UNC and Cornell
Thanks in advance!
Thoughts on this?