I am currently a financial advisor employed by a regional bank. I started working here immediately out of college and I've been here for almost 3 years. I enjoy my job and the money is great (about $85k/year). I am 24 and it is likely that I will be a "senior" advisor in the next 2-3 years ($150k-$250k+). I've got my life & health, Series 6, Series 7, and Series 66 licenses.
On the B-school front, I graduated from a directional school with a 3.4 GPA and a major in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. I took the GMAT in the summer of 2009 and scored a 740 (50/40 quant/verbal). The only school I applied to out of college was Harvard, but I was not accepted.
So, here is my predicament. I want to have a job I enjoy (check) where I have significant upward mobility (semi-check). I also want to make as much money as possible (surprise). If I go the MBA route, I'd like to do it full-time. I've spoken to my employer and it is unlikely they would pay for the MBA as it is relatively useless in my current career. However, they are confident I would be welcomed back to my current position if I chose to do so, albeit I would have wasted some money and a few years in the process.
In your opinion, should I leverage more out of my current career or should I pack up and go get my MBA? Gather ye rosebuds while ye may? If so, any advice on where I should look to apply? I think I would enjoy being an analyst, but that opportunity is not present with my current employer.
Let me know if I'm leaving out any relevant information. I'm single with no children and relocation is not an issue. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!