Hi. I am undergrad business major at ranked 50-60 college (US News).
I am also potential heir of my father’s company.
I am currently taking a leave and working for the company, and I have gained much enlightenment during my time here.
One of them is that I am far from being qualified to be a chief or a manager, and that’s when I realized, I need MBA.
I wish to get into top programs that can provide, not just desk theory, but hands-on experiences based learnings.
My stance is at where, in about ten years, I will fully inherit not only the shares but also the management power.
And, by that time, I will have to be able to not only manage the company but also expand it further into more industries.
With such purposes,
so my question is that, regarding the work experience requirements for MBA,
should I try to gain some experience outside my firm as pre-MBA experience
or should I just stay in the firm?
Which would result in better chance at getting into the top programs?
And by ‘experience outside the firm,’ I’m thinking consulting or VC, as I think those line of work align with what I will probably be doing.
Any advise you can give?
p.s. to give you the brief backdrop,
the company is soon to be IPO’d. profit about 500 mil annually. hopefully aiming to get into billion’s club.
We are currently implementing new business, and I am part of the team, building it from the ground up.