Pros and Cons of Deferred MBA Programs
I'm trying to do management consulting and I'm aiming to lock in an FT in the next several months. Given that the traditional trajectory within consulting is to do a 1-2 yr MBA program, what are the pros and cons of writing my GMAT within this year (my final year of undergrad) and applying to MBA schools in the US.
My view: if I get accepted, I have one less thing to worry about, I can dedicate more time without fear of school or work, the firm would probably pay part of or all of the cost to attend and it would help rotate offices to US or other locations with the gap year/two years to close off current projects without losing seniority in the firm or switching firms.
The evident con is that I'd be geographically locked down to where I get accepted to and that the firm may not offer any payment for whatever reason.
Any thoughts on this? I'm also outside of US, so the cost may be exorbitant. Also, I'm east-Asian male.
Edit: @Linda Abraham - Acceptance to a deferred admit program doesn't prevent you from later declining that offer or applying elsewhere.