Top B-School or Bulge Bracket

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I'm currently an investment banking analyst in a large company that's not a traditional investment bank in the Asset-Backed Securities group, and I'm seeking advice on options moving forward. I'm hoping to make it into PE/VC eventually, so I feel an intermediate move is necessary. Here are my options and some background.

1.) Top 7 Business School
- BS and MS from top 30 University (Well-known but non-Ivy)
- GMAT 780

2.) Move to BB for a similar group

3.) Move to different M&A/LevFin at a different bank

What would be the best and/or most realistic move?

Thanks in advance.

Comments (10)

Feb 20, 2010

Do you have options 2 and 3?

Feb 20, 2010

No, I'm considering the pursuit of these three options, but I'm not sure which is most realistic for my end goal.

Feb 20, 2010

Why does your industry say S&T if you are in IBD?

Also I thought you were doing no name boutique vs BB risk?

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Feb 20, 2010

If you are going to say that you attended a top 7 undergrad business school you might as well say that you attended the 7th ranked undergrad business school, aka UVA.

where did you get the MSc finance from?

Feb 20, 2010
Affirmative_Action_Walrus:

If you are going to say that you attended a top 7 undergrad business school you might as well say that you attended the 7th ranked undergrad business school, aka UVA.

where did you get the MSc finance from?

If you are going to criticise someone, you might as well make it yourself, for not being able to read.

It clearly says, top 7 business school, top 30 undergrad/MS. It also does not specify a MSc Finance.

Feb 20, 2010
drexelalum11:
Affirmative_Action_Walrus:

If you are going to say that you attended a top 7 undergrad business school you might as well say that you attended the 7th ranked undergrad business school, aka UVA.

where did you get the MSc finance from?

If you are going to criticise someone, you might as well make it yourself, for not being able to read.

It clearly says, top 7 business school, top 30 undergrad/MS. It also does not specify a MSc Finance.

wasn't criticizing as much as inquiring but yes you are correct.

i could still be correct however, as UVA falls into the aforementioned category.
also, the ms is probably in finance, accounting, or management- sorry for assuming. please don't harbour resentment towards me.

it's british english spelling day right?

Feb 21, 2010
Affirmative_Action_Walrus:

If you are going to say that you attended a top 7 undergrad business school you might as well say that you attended the 7th ranked undergrad business school, aka UVA.

where did you get the MSc finance from?

Uh fool, except he DIDN'T say he attended a top 7 undergrad business school. He wants to attend a top 7 MBA program in the near future as one of his options. jesus christ i cant' believe some of the ppl on here.

Feb 23, 2010

How many years of experience do you have? If you only have 1 or 2 years then you can pretty much scratch option #1, as you'll need more experience to get into b-school.

Feb 23, 2010

Um why not pursue all three options since there is no guarantee that any one of them is going to work out. You can apply to bschool in the fall and then start interviewing. If you get a job worth turning down bschool for then go for it. If you don't then you can go to bschool. Your GMAT, work experience and ugrad seem pretty decent so chances are pretty good that you will get into a top 7 school.

Feb 23, 2010
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