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lsu711
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...

If you are happy with what you are doing, why would you leave? If you are looking to break through that ceiling, then b-school may be a good place for you. A lot of finance guys go the full-time MBA route to break into PE.

The GMAT is a hurdle. If you clear 710 or 720, then the box is checked at most schools. Undergrad institution and employer/job experience are 90% of the game.


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Breadcrumbs
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...
there are other FA tracks that do more than sell fixed annuities and $250 is not capped out as a FA.


GeorgeReymond
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...
LSU Online MBA

Worth taking a look


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slackster
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...
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there are other FA tracks that do more than sell fixed annuities and $250 is not capped out as a FA.


I'm well aware, but withing my current company, that would be an impressive feat. Making a move to managed money from my current book of business would be damn near impossible.


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dewster
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...
If you can't do nights and weekends, and are bent on being a full time student, then you should really consider the very top schools....and I say that as someone with an MBA from LSU.

You are in very good shape now if your estimates of future income is accurate.

If not, then an MBA wouldn't hurt...but you are at a point in life where you'd face serious opportunity costs if you were to quit your job for a couple of years. It's not a big deal if you can go to school at night or even (gulp) online.

Try U of Houston, UT, or Rice if you are in Houston for part time or professional programs...maybe even LSU's online MBA.

If you choose full time, look to the east coast.
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snake23
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I don't know how long I can sell fixed annuities and still enjoy myself

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slackster

Doesn't sound like this should be a problem
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slackster
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...
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snake23



Hence the point of this thread...


rogerskevin
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...
I do understand the dilemma in your current situation. I was in a similar predicament a few years back, and chose to attend an MBA program instead. I chose Babson College and it was a great choice for my future career, as lots of prestigious companies are located in the area.


austiger
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I'm a UT MBA alum 2005 and LSU undergrad

It sounds like you're going to be bored out of your mind in a year or two if you aren't already. Money isn't everything.

Going back to b-school was a hugely positive experience for me. It opens a ton of doors.

Do it if you can get into the top 25 or so... don't do it if you can't get into a top 25 school.

austiger


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TheDiesel
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...
Is this spam? You bumped a 6 month old thread to say that?


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Broke
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...
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I don't know how long I can sell fixed annuities and still enjoy myself, but the money helps for sure.


If you are selling fixed annuities in this interest rate environment, you need to be pistol whipped.


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Mootsman
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re: B-School or no? Looking for some advice...
I feel like I have seen this same thread from you on here before. Maybe on the OT...


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