Received admit letters from Kellogg, NYU Stern, and Georgetown’s EMBA program with partial scholarships. Can either of these programs help you pivot into VC/PE (at associate/senior associate level) in the DC area if you have T2 management consulting experience (Deloitte, Accenture, EY, PWC, etc) and limited finance experience? Trying to determine if I should defer a year and apply to Wharton.... Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks!

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You didn’t list a single T2 firm.


Got it, so thoughts?

Also, kellogg is m7 and stern is t15. They are hard programs to get into. Georgetown is ranked 25-30 for their full time program. And emba degrees are inherently less prestigious and will accept every man and his dog. So we’re talking about two very different leagues of school.

With that being said, kellogg is head and shoulders the best program of the 3. The option to retest the waters next year is totally personal. Do you want to go through it again? Is it worth it to you personally? Kellogg is still a top 5 program in the world. If it were me, I’d take kellogg in a heart beat.


I pivoted to PE investing after exec mba. PM me.


Don’t do exec MBA. PM me


Not going to happen, none of those schools will get you where you want to be. It will be hard via the EMBA route, but if you want to do it that would , I would suggest applying to the more finance focused M7 programs.


With an EMBA, it’ll be tough, but you could pivot into Ops at a PE.

Try for Wharton or Booth’s exec program, if you’re really keen on PE

LBS EMBA is much better for PE. Alot of alumni recruit from the emba pool.

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