Engineer MS. 12 years exp.
FT MBA admit
at Ohio State– non-finance school – Full free ride – graduate in 2010 at age 37.5.
Desire: Goldman Sachs like company in Investment mgt or hedge fund
I know you must be saying “in your dreams”.
I know I messed up. My profile is not good right now for Elite schools where GS goes.
I have two options
Option A: Just sit it out for this year – work on CFA – finish it in a year – gain critical mass in Finance – work on finance soft skills groom myself and improve the GMAT score to 750 – all while maintaining a full time engineering job. And then take a chance with Elite schools – Pessimistic scenario - I am confident I will atleast get in to Simon – University of Rochester with ¼ tuition waiver.
Age 38 – by the time I start my dream job.
Option B: Complete Ohio state Fischer MBA – take up a job in Invest mgt at a much lower level company ($60000/year). Start getting some background in handling money. Complete CFA in one year. Then complete MSCF from a top school – this time surely from a top Elite program. And then shoot for GS like companies – age 37 + 1 +2 = 40
My question is would a top MS in Computational Finance. After my MBA at Ohio give me a shot at GS like companies?
Does GS even look at 35 plus candidates for their MBA level jobs?
Please read GS as Top Finance bank/hedge fund – If you are not much impressed with GS.