Is post-MBA IB Associate to PE/VC/growth equity still a pipe dream?

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I used to work at a PE MF before transitioning to my current role so I can only speak to that angle. I’ve very rarely seen that path at the large-to-MF level, there’s just no incentive to hiring a post-MBA IB Associate because you couldn’t step in above PE Associate level (VPs are usually internal promotes and there’s almost always more internal Associate demand than opportunity) and in that case it’s a very defined and structured role that doesn’t need much more training / background than what an analyst program provides. It’s probably a higher likelihood at smaller / regional shops where the Associate role is less clear and there’s potentially a stronger focus on making a “career track” hire vs a banking analyst for a 2-year “up or out” program. That being said, there are PE firms that run direct post-MBA roles but I suspect there’s probably a pre-requisite for having done IB / PE prior to MBA

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Has that always been a pipe dream? Wondering as well...

In VC, post MBA associates is still very much a thing in the US, especially East Coast. For the east coast you’re better off founding and failing (or not) to join than getting an mba and in Europe you don’t really need the MBA for an associate.

If you in a bulge at a strong group you can def leverage it. I’ve seen GS TMT to sequoia

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