What do Post-MBA IB Associates Do?

Hey all,

I've seen a lot of posts about people not needing finance experience getting into IB from top business schools.

How do these Associates manage analysts if they've never had that experience? What are the duties and roles assigned to a post-mba associate? I'm assuming it's different and more client based vs. managing analysts, but it'd be nice to know what Post-MBA associates do without prior experience. Is it two different jobs (Promoted Associate vs. MBA Associate)

I've searched previous threads but there isn't anything directly breaking this down

Thanks ahead!

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Feb 17, 2018

There is no difference between an A to A and post MBA associate. You learn the finance and accounting in the MBA coursework and third party IB courses (for some). Plus, the internship gives a taste of the job before coming on full time, and you go through training also.

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Feb 17, 2018

Ah okay, this is what I expected and assumed but wasn't sure because some people have tossed it around like it's a different role. Thanks! +SB

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Feb 17, 2018

Coming in fresh, they may learn a bit from the 3rd year analysts on how they are suppose to do their job

Feb 17, 2018