IB Prospects

<p>What would someone with this sort of background have a chance of doing in the investment banking area? I'd also like to include S&T.</p>

<p>Undergrad - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at top pub. uni.
4-6 years as Marine Corps. Officer
MBA from top school</p>

<p>Would someone with this background have a good chance of getting into IB/S&T if they had a high GPA?<br>
What about chances of working foreign?</p>

<p>Very good chance</p>

<p>If you have an MBA from a top school, your u grad GPA won’t matter much. Use your network to work your way in and send out some applications - you’ve got a good chance.</p>

<p>As an aside, why didn’t you make your move for FT work while pursuing your MBA?</p>


<p>I haven’t reached my MBA stage yet.</p>

<p>Instead of IB, would you recommend S&T since I have a largely quantitative background?</p>

<p>If so, what would I need to do instead of an MBA? I’m looking at Vikram from Citigroup, he got an MS in EE and then an MBA/PHD in Finance.</p>

<p>Would you recommend his route?</p>

<p>Judging by your former posts you haven’t even finished undergrad yet. Let alone your 4-6 year Army/Marine Corps stint.</p>

<p>A PhD is not necessary unless you want to go work a quant firm like Jane Street or D.E. Shaw. Even then by the time you’re done with the armed services you’ll be 26-28 plus an MBA will put you at 28-30 with no prior work experience under your belt.</p>

<p>Get a good GPA for undergrad and then try to get into a Top MBA program. THEN WORRY ABOUT THE QUESTIONS YOU ARE ASKING.</p>