Navy Enlisted to IB//Non-Target MBA

Hello Everyone,

I have been lurking these forums for a while now, but haven't seen a situation that is quite close to mine for comparison and would appreciate a little guidance.

Background: I am an E6 in the Navy as a Nuclear Electrician (I have been told it matters sometimes..), I will separate in the Fall of '22 with 12 years of service and will be 33. I just received my MBA and an MS in MIS from the University of Arizona with a 3.5 GPA. I know the MS isn't really related to IB, but I enjoyed the data visualization, data mining, and coding aspect of it and UoA offered a dual master's program so I jumped on it.

I understand that the feasibility of entering IB as an Associate right off the bat seems unlikely due to my non-target MBA and not being an officer, but is there potential to enter as an Analyst? I have no problem working from the ground up and proving my worth through merit, but I am just trying to figure out what steps to take to get there.

I am currently stationed in Japan as well so the ability to do informational sessions at the school is limited at best.

Anyways, thank you for your time and any suggestions.

Doug

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  • Associate 1 in S&T - Other
May 29, 2021 - 7:35pm

you need MFE instead of MBA, you won't waste your technical strength in the quant side of the business and there is less age discrimination as well.

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