In the eight years that Merchant GMAT and Admissions has been serving the MBA community, we have had 32% of our students come from a financial background. This is no surprise but this week we wanted to highlight some varying viewpoints about the MBA and it’s relationship with finance; the struggles, the opportunities, the “pivot”, and what to expect in your MBA journey if you decide to go down this path.
In our latest blog post we explore how an MBA could be used with a member of the Merchant Alumni, Leonardo Laconi, a bond trader based in Buenos Aires who will be going to start his MBA in Barcelona, Spain later this year. In our recent blog post, we spoke with spoke with Leonardo who talks about how he wants to take a break from banking whilst doing his MBA and what the potential future could look like after his studies. Interestingly he is both open to a role in finance, as well as exploring options as outside of the banking world
If you are like Leonardo , you have a financial background and want to understand which schools could be the best for you to further your career in Finance this Best Schools for Finance rankings 2020 from USA News is a great starting point.
Additionally, Brian DeChesare, the Founder of Mergers & Inquisitions highlights the realities, the challenges and opportunities for those interested in and already working in Investment Banking who want to pursue an MBA.
For those of you with a different background entirely read the story of Priti Balaji, a woman from Texas in the USA who switched from engineering in the oil and gas sector to move into banking and finance to work for Credit Suisse.
Finally for all the aspiring MBAs reading with an interest in finance we wanted to share Study.com’s detailed guide on career options and salary guide for the Financial sector.
Merchant has paired up with GMAC and The MBA Tour to offer a platform to connect admissions directors, alumni, and candidates in one virtual space!
1. Network with admissions decision makers from top business schools such as Columbia, Chicago Booth, Wharton and IESE.
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3. Explore the unique features of various business programs during interactive presentations.
4. Get exclusive GMAT tips from the exam creators.
5. Learn from industry specialists during 25-minute advising sessions.
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