Hello GMAT Club dudes and dudettes:
I started my MBA journey back on 1/1/10. I must say that it was humbling, as I was rejected from 5 schools STRAIGHT without interview. But God turned fair in 2011 - I was accepted to Johnson and also received a job offer a few days ago.
I would like some opinions on which would be a better option for my long-term career goal, which is getting into real estate IB or real estate investment fund (what the hell. I will take PE too if offered
). I would really appreciate those who work in those areas in finance.
The job is a senior analyst position with the transaction real estate practice of one of big 4 firms. I heard that making a transition from the position to banking (or RE fund) is quite common, but I'm not sure enough to base my decision upon it.
MBA will provide a solid transition into banking - but I'll be down $100K from the start. However, quite a few in finance told me that MBA is necessary for going up in the ladder of damn-so-competitive finance world. Also, I'm 28 right now, and deciding to go for MBA later may hurt my chance then, as top MBA programs seem to favor young ones.
I would appreciate ideas/opinions/suggestions. Thanks