I went from consulting to PE back to consulting. Want to go back to PE but work at a MF (Ops group eg. KKR Capstone) Will the switch back to consulting hurt me? Was not MBB

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I mean, with respect to the strength of my profile for MBA admissions.

They might question all the jumping around and view it as you don’t have a defined goal/path. But it’s all about the story

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Wouldn’t hurt you, but you’ll need a good reason for needing business school if you’re switching to consulting. If you’re able to do the switch, why do you need an MBA?

So I’m looking for an MBA to get back into PE, at a top firm. I am in consulting now but want to get out and go back to PE. Had to come back to consulting for personal reasons.

It’ll look like you’re waffling and don’t have a clear idea of what you want to do. It’s still possible, especially given consulting and PE jobs are still considered strong career paths, but you’ll have to make sure you’re extra clear on why you did what you did and why this next step makes sense

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As with most things in this process it just depends how you spin it so tell a good story and it’ll be fine

Were you on investment side or ops side in PE? Did the consulting work before/after complement your PE skill set? Whatever the answers, I think you’ll have a solid story to tell if you emphasize the growth from the roles in the relevant skill sets aiming towards your goal of MF ops

Ops, and want to stay in Ops. Yes, all my experience complements PE skill set, have achieved growth in each role. Nervous about brand tho. The obvious question will be why did you leave

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