I want to pursue a PhD in Financial Economics in USA/Canada. I am a software engineer and going to Canada to pursue an MBA in Finance in September from an average public university.
I have studied a lot of high level math courses in Engineering (Undergrad). I will study many Finance and Econ courses in the MBA program.
I am interested in a PhD from a US university (average public university, not targeting top level).
I am really crazy about this subject. I know that I wasted a lots of time on other things but I still have time and I am very interested in teaching.
What opportunities can I take advantage of during the MBA to maximize my chances of PhD admission?