Quick question on Adcoms' perceptions of finance candidates. I've been reading on various threads (here and elsewhere) that it's getting more and more difficult for hardcore financial folks (i.e. IB/PE with post-MBA goals of returning to finance) to get into top MBA programs. This makes sense to me given the recent downturn.
I'm wondering what the MBA perceptions are of people not in finance who want to break into it. I'm speaking specifically of management consultants and people in the industry who want to go into portfolio management, PE, VC, etc. Do you suspect that they're looked at in the same way, or would their background change perceptions a little?
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