You sound like you have an interesting background. Your plan is generally a good one, although job-wise, I recommend that you focus on your microfinancing business or a more typical job in a large firm. "Straddling" and doing both will make you appear less focused and may hold you back from doing very well in either.
In my b-school application, I will definitely focus and talk about my microfinance business. Not only because it is my passion, but it is also probably my best ticket to business school (so to speak.)
Upon graduation, I will definitely need an 9-5 job. I am from a poor family and the extra income will most likely help. Assuming I do get a job, would it still be "straddling" if I hardly write about my 9-5 job on my essays? I don't know what kind of job I should take, or if I should even take any at all.
Lastly, I would like to ask your advice on what schools will suit me the best. I am already very excited and I look forward to chatting with students and alums.
-Reasons to go to business school are to improve managerial/quant skills and have a better international perspective and experience
-My post-MBA goal is to create an international social enterprise (microfinance and consulting)
Hence, I am looking for schools that focus on general management, international business, finance or maybe even entrepreneurship. I'm not very particular on teamwork, but I really don't want to go a school where students are cut-throat competitive. I also do not want to go to schools where the average age is 30. I'll be more comfortable working with people near my age.
I heard that my minority status will greatly boost my chances. So recommending schools that will give minorities better opportunity would really be appreciated.
My target schools so far: Cornell, Thunderbird, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, Any suggestions? US-schools only please