I graduated from college in 2007 and have since been working in a quantitative analyst program at a large bank. I have been admitted to a program at a top-10 b-school where I can either matriculate this upcoming year (fall of 2009), or the following year. I was wondering what your opinion is on the benefits of returning to school in 2009 vs 2010.
To add a little more background, I am currently in the 2nd and final year of my analyst program, but upon completion of the program would probably be able to remain at the bank in a quantitative area, which would include a promotion. Following b-school I think I would like to go into either S&T or IM. I have almost certainly decided that going back to b-school would be the right choice for me, but I am weighing whether an additional year of work experience would be worthwhile, especially considering that the job market might be better in 2010 versus 2009.
Any insights you can provide would be greatly appreciated.