Is leadership experience as important as everyone makes it seem? Is it necessary for all types of mbas?
I can understand if the goal of the applicant is to become a manager etc. But what about for career switchers? I come from a very technical background in IT, and I want to switch into Financial analysis, or investing banking or equity research. I also plan to do my CFA at the same time if possible.
Should I make this my main goal in my essays? Or should I use my backup plan, which is to gain the business skills to be a product manager in the same company?
How should IT -> finance switchers sell themselves?