I know this question has been asked and answered in the past, but it seems the sentiment surrounding business school is continuing to evolve in the industry and I'd love some up to date opinions on my situation specifically.
Background: I'm currently a 1st year PE Associate at a UMM firm. Went to a non-target undergrad, and then did a few years at MBB before PE. Starting to think about business school as I'll be applying next fall if I decide its what I want to do. My firm will promote from within without business school, and I could see myself staying, but I'm not 100% sure yet. I could also see myself wanting to move more into Growth-stage investing.
Context: I took the GMAT after college and scored well (750+) and had a high GPA (3.9+) so I'd really only be targeting H/S, maybe W.
Question: Is it worth it for me to go to b school, assuming it's either HBS or Stanford GSB? On one hand, if I can get promoted internally or lateral to Growth without it, why pay for an MBA? On the other, isn't it valuable to get the network to source deals in the future + the "stamp of approval" from one of the top MBA programs, especially given my non-target undergrad? Any opinions are welcome / appreciated!