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Business Development to MBA - What's the Perception?

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Hi all,

I get the sense while looking at class profiles that a large majority of MBA applicants come from traditional job functions or industries - consulting, business analysts, finance, IT, etc... I hardly ever see anyone discuss coming from a business development role or discuss how MBA programs perceive those with business development experience?

I'm curious - what do you all think? What are the perceptions of top programs?

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New post 30 Oct 2017, 20:07
Hi there,

The key thing for any role, including business development, is to be able to explain how you can utilize/leverage that skillset and your professional experiences as you pursue your post-MBA goals. It really comes down to your story and how you connect the dots.

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Good question, I would say the lack of people coming from a biz dev position is because it is largely not an entry level position for most people coming out of undergrad. It generally requires some years of experience before one has the requisite skills necessary to be effective in such a role. Given b-school applicants usually fall between 2-5 years most won't have had the chance to transition into such a role pre-MBA
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Hi all,

I get the sense while looking at class profiles that a large majority of MBA applicants come from traditional job functions or industries - consulting, business analysts, finance, IT, etc... I hardly ever see anyone discuss coming from a business development role or discuss how MBA programs perceive those with business development experience?

I'm curious - what do you all think? What are the perceptions of top programs?

Thanks!


Well we have seen plenty of people in Bus Dev roles from a variety of industries come through as clients. It's true that the lion's share is consulting/finance at Top MBAs, but there are a variety of other funtions/industries always represented and Bus Dev is one of them.
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