So as the title says, I have two offers on the table which I need to decide between soon. Assuming all my other metrics are top-notch, which of the two jobs below likely offers me the smoother path into a top 10 MBA program (to be followed up with a job inor internal Corp Strategy or Corp Development)?
Title: Senior Financial Analyst - FP&A
Company: Top Tech Firm based in Seattle
Area of business: Cloud based business topping market share with stunning growth rates anticipated by the street.
role: likely more typical vanilla FP&A (forecasting without truly understanding much of the business, reporting the metrics to management on a monthly basis, a bit more on the systems/accounting side as well)
Title: Senior Strategy Analyst
Company: Smaller PE backed company looking to exit in 2-3 years (300-500M in Annual Revenue)
area of business: Corporate
role: far more responsibility than the FP&A role above, I will be formulating business cases, go-to market strategy, value propositions, merchandise mix decisions, far more interaction with CEO, COO, PE backers...
my prior roles:
working in FP&A for five years, with an assortment of more system/accounting focused roles and analytical/strategic roles. This included a mid sized software company and a large well known hardware/tech company.
My next goal:
Make it into a top 10 MBA program (assume all other stats are acceptable). Thinking Berkley, Chicago, Northwestern, London Business School, MIT, Columbia, etc.. maybe throw in a UCLA as a safety and Harvard/Stanford as a reach.
Make it into either MBB or an internal Corporate Strategy/ Corporate Development position. I'd prefer this to be in the tech industry, which is partly why the above job choice is a bit more difficult for me.