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Business School and Carreer Path decision: help needed!

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New post 07 Jul 2017, 07:11
Hi all!

I'm planning to apply for a MBA next year and would really appreciate your opinions!

Profile:

Brazilian, male, 30yo
GMAT: 720+ (I'm scoring around 720 on mock exams and have enough time to improve until application)
Undergrad: Business Top 3 brazilian School (a lot of Alumni at Top MBAs in the US and Europe)
GPA: 2.6 (:sick)
Language Skills: portuguese (Native), english and spanish (fluent), starting to learn french
CFA Level I (maybe Level II, waiting for results)
Internacional Experience: 3 months working at a clothing store in US as a sales person), 2 weeks volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa
European citizenship
Work Experience:
- Structured Finance - Structurer (CMBS, RMBS, REITs) - 4 years at a top local company) - 4 promotions (from intern to senior analyst)

Structured Finance - Origination Associate at a start-up (didn't work out because of economic conditions) - 1 year
Structured Finance - Structuring Associate - Agribusiness sector - 1 year (until now) at a start-up which is growing extremely fast - 10 deals closed with big multinationals)
I've been in several deals (6 of them as the leading analyst)
Lots of Financial Modeling and client exposure
My goal:

I'm really tired of working in structured Finance and want to work with more complex Financial Modeling / Valuation)
Structured Finance has some overlap of Skills with LevFin, so I'm thinking of LevFin as a good move).
For the future, go up the ranks in IB/LevFin or make a transition to the buy side (HF or AM)
Work at a developed market (US or Europe). As I'm a european citizen, I think that my chances in Europe are better)
Business Schools:
- As I will be 32yo when I begin my MBA, I'm seriously thinking about a 1 year Program in Europe

Targets: INSEAD, HEC Paris, IESE, Imperial College, Cass, Oxford

Targets in the US:
- NYU, Tuck, Darden, Cornell

What do you think is my best path, considering profile and carreer goals?

Thank you very much!
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New post 09 Jul 2017, 08:55
Given your citizenship and career interest, my advice is to go to an European b-school. It is difficult to get placed in Wall Street as international student. Although I'm sure that currently all major European firms recruits at top tier UK b-schools, that may change with Brexit. Remember that every b-school is a regional b-school, no matter how high it may rank. I would opt for HEC, INSEAD, or IESE to be on the safe side. Those schools are viewed on par or better than Imperial College, Cass, and Oxford.
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