Ultimate goal is to get into PE/VC but I have no prior experience & I don’t think I’ll get it anytime soon. I guess, what’s the value of an MBA if you can’t pivot into this space without prior exp. ?

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A more realistic route would be IB post MBA but probably wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re willing to work awful hours

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Hey, thanks for responding! Have you seen post-MBAs I-bankers make the jump to decent PE shops? What made them successful and has it worked out for them? I’ve heard high-performing MDs being able to make the jump but I know that’s a whole other conversation.

It’s definitely not common, but by no means is it impossible coming from M7. You’d really have to put work in on the networking front, and there are probably some spots out there at smaller firms (where your TC would be comparable or less than consulting). But megafunds and blue chip VCs are not something you should have in your mind as a target placement

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I know that it’s almost impossible to make the leap through the MBA route but I was wondering, I still see many people attempting to do this, what makes them value doing a MBA program(i.e willing to pay so much) for such low odds of success?

There is no value in an MBA with no prior investing experience if the goal is PE/VC. Unless you are going HBS/GBS.

Literally anything is possible. I know it’s harder to get into PEVC out of MBA without investing experience, but all they care about is deals. If you can source deals, you’re golden. Look into the peeps at Canaan, Norwest, lightspeed, etc.

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