What should I do? MBA or not?

erhan08's picture
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Hey guys,

I badly need your advice on whether I should do an MBA or not.

A bit about my background and goals: I have working in investment consulting for a few years now, have CFA, graduated in engineering from a good engineering school. I know a lot about asset allocation and general investment strategies, but not a ton about company valuation.

I have been accepted to Wharton and my goal is to be investment analyst at a hedge fund or long-only equity shop. Most of these places want people who did banking analyst or PE before MBA (maybe equity research too). I don't have any of these experiences. So I'm obviously at a disadvantage against these folks.

So the question is: Am I wasting my time and money by going to business school in the hope of getting an investment analyst role afterwards? Welcome any thoughts on this...