29 years old, 80k salary as a sr. financial analyst (corporate finance), top 25 undergrad (crappy GPA), 750 GMAT
I always wanted a wall street analyst job specifically working in asset management (equities or fixed income is fine). I've passed 2 levels of the CFA program. I never attempted the 3rd level because it just didn't seem worth it to me. I went on 40 interviews from 2007-2010 seeking an asset management position, was rejected by all the companies and ultimately settled for a corporate finance gig. In 2009 I actually applied to 2 business schools but got rejected by both. The reason I only went for 2 is I would like to stay in my area.
In my opinion an MBA is only worth it if you go to a top 15. I won't consider anything lower-ranked because of potential job prospects. I would like to crack the six figure salary mark as soon as possible. My inclination is to just pass on applying to b-school since I probably wouldn't be able to get in anyway. My longer-term plan (5-10 years) is to start my own business if the b-school thing doesn't pan out.
What are people's thoughts?
Edited by ktown - 3/21/13 at 7:11pm