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I have ~2 YOE and plan to apply for MBA next year (2023 start). Is it worth trying to switch to MBB first and starting from scratch (leaving right before promotion at my current firm) + delaying my application in terms of overall career trajectory if I want to go into VC or startups after MBA?

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If you wanna go into VC - do it right now! It’s much easier to get an analyst gig at VC than a post-MBA position even after MBB. Startups are easier but again you might want to join an earlier stage startup straight away even without going into MBB/ MBA.

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my opinion: 2 YOE seems a little too soon to apply, so on that grounds I'd say yes - go for MBB and awesome for you if you get it. I also wouldn't see that move as delaying your trajectory at all. But... keep in mind it's a crowded applicant pool from MBB to top schools.

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I would argue that you’d learn more and become more marketable with a job in MBB than you would with most or all MBA programs. If you think you have a shot to get in, I’d definitely prioritize MBB. I’d also say that 2 YOE is probably a little low for an MBA. You’ll be a more competitive applicant with more experience, career progression, and wins on your resume.

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To clarify, I’d be applying with 3YOE and matriculating with 4

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