I recently began working at one of the Big 4 accounting firms as a tax accounting working on the financial industry and plan on getting my CPA within a year. I am interested in opening my own investment management/financial planning firm in the future after gaining experience and getting my MBA. I am interested in what career path I should take to get into a top MBA program - Harvard, Wharton.
GMAT - 690
GPA - 3.9 (Northeastern Univ.)
Just graduated from college in the past 6 months.
I feel staying in accounting will probably make it difficult to get into a top program but I feel getting my CPA and a strong base around financial stmts., the expereince, etc. will help me in the future. What would be the best career path to take following my time at this Big 4 firm to increase my chances of getting into a top school - financial analyst, entrepreneur (I could add on a financing business to a small business my family owns with fairly minimal risk), or should I stay in accounting? Also is my profile competitive to get into a Harvard or Wharton, and how long should I wait before applying? Thanks for any help you can give me!