This may be an odd one. I have an actuarial background and am an investment consultant for pension plans. No MBA. Any suggestions on how to make my way into PE?

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What is the starting compensation in IB for MBA campus hires? Asking for SO.

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Any tips on how I can land an MBB interview. My goal is to work there instead of doing an MBA and doing the switch. I have a fairly prestigious undergrad background. ~top 30

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Are there some things or types of work you all did at your firm that might help with MBA admissions? Beyond the actual “work”? Thanks!

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Hello all! I am an MBA in Accounting graduate who has had a few AR jobs in my past professional career and in my current role, I do GL postings and reconciliations and ensure everything for my assigned account is entered and posted to the GL. I really want to transition fully into the Accounting world but when I apply for Staff Accountant jobs (in my mind a step above entry-level), I don't get many calls. What am I doing wrong? What should I be applying for with my education and experience?

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EY-P TSE vs ACN Management Consulting - which one would you prefer in terms of growth opportunity and interesting work? Senior Associate/Consultant level. No MBA.

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Looking for growth opportunities .. MBA (Finance) working in Finance and Accounting domain for Ocwen Financial (Bangalore) for past 9+ years and handling team of Supervisors and Analyst, current CTC is 15 LPA; donning the role of AM for past 3 years.

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Please review an offer for me:- Company - EY Group - FSO Tech Base -120k Sign on - 5k Level - SC3 YoE - 6+ pre MBA, international MBA from T20 school Location - DC #Earning 90k in ATL

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Please rate an offer for me:- Company - EY Group - FSO Tech Base -120k Sign on - 5k Level - SC3 YoE - 6+ pre MBA, international MBA from T20 school Location - DC #Earning 90k in ATL EY FSO🐠

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Anyone in privacy can shed light on how to actually break into privacy? Seems every position requires some level of experience. Should I just pursue certification and keep my hopes up?

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What kind of opportunities would getting a certification in Googles AI Cloud platform provide?

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What is better for building a network? Executive MBA or Part Time MBA?

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Can we still do the certification exams from home without the external cameras (ie using built in camera on the laptop)?

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What industry and role are you targeting after MBA? What’s the expected comp?

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Do most pe firms require an MBA to move past the associate role? Been reading conflicting views online. Any insight would be great.

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Would passing the CMA help a Corp. Tax Senior switch to a senior accounting position in industry? Already have the CPA.

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Hi I am currently working in a Sales support role for a SaaS product company. I am really eager to begin my career as a consultant. Can anybody suggest me as to how can I make that transition? Thanks in advance. PS: I am an MBA and have an experience of more than 4 years now.

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My “friends” who barley graduated high school just tried to make me feel bad for getting a bachelors and pursuing my MBA.

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(For one of my friends) How is the career as a Functional Consultant vs Valuation/Corporate finance professional? Profile: MBA (Finance and Ops) Looking for good growth, decent wlb and good pay

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Have any of you heard of a Business Design MBA?

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I have 10 year of experience, should I go for executive MBA 1 year? As I am not seeing my growth in my organization, थिंकिंग this can help to grow

Hello Fishes, Currently having 3 years 3 months of experience, non MBA, with the below skill set. Certified in Aera, Anaplan and o9 solutions. Worked on python and sql for SCM Analytics. Current CTC 15LPA. Can you suggest what should i be expecting in i join the industry and in a startup for a consulting role.

Hello Fishes, Currently having 3 years 3 months of experience, non MBA, with the below skill set. Certified in Aera, Anaplan and o9 solutions. Worked on python and sql for SCM Analytics. Current CTC 15LPA. Can you suggest what should i be expecting in i join the industry and in a startup for a consulting role.

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Interviewing at McKinsey from a big 4 consulting firm - currently an engagement manager interviewing for an engagement manager role on the partner track - comp at big 4 is currently $165k base, what’s a reasonable amount to ask for at mck? I got an Ivy League exec mba in 2020 as well, which hasn’t yet been reflected in my big 4 comp (we mostly didn’t do raises because of covid last year). Trying to understand how much higher mck might be willing to go?

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Anyone know of any of the top 20 MBA programs that are known for placement into Sports management or just the Sports industry in general?

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Best way to get PMP? Very diverse opinions received.

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I’m a usa citizen looking at job opps in London. I’ve heard it’s not that easy anymore? Fwiw I have an Ivy League undergrad, top5 mba, and consulting and top corporate experience. Could it still be difficult? Spouse is French citizen

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S2 right now. Planning to leave in spring 2023 and get MBA. If I still perform above average/well up until I leave for school - Could I push to get promoted to manager with the intention of leaving right after? I want to get the official title change as it may help with recruiting while in b school. I also am considering letting my immediate partner know this as soon as I get a high gmat score.

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Post MBA Associate. Non US family business background applying Booth-NYU-Columbia-Cornell- Wharton. Will graduate at 33 or I’m currently interviewing at INSEAD will graduate at 32. Does anyone actually care how old you are as a post MBA Associate?

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Soul Searching . . . Any recommendations on courses, programs, books, or methods that will help with career soul-searching? I have been doing consulting for a few years post MBA and have not felt a sense of fulfillment. I’m exploring what I want to do next and would love to know what has helped you.

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Questions for past/ current Accenture or Big 4 folks. I noticed in some threads that SC level only applies to Strategy consulting (at Accenture- not sure about big 4). Could Product Manager be SC level if I have my MBA or is it not even considered a Strategy role? And do they only consider you an “MBA hire” if it’s from a top tier school? Lastly, I’ve seen quite a big salty range for MBA hires. Anyone care to share the latest? TIA.

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I'm looking for a switch in Business Analyst role. I have 2.5 years of experience in Managed Services and currently pursuing MBA- Distance Degree. Please help me with any referrals.

I have 2.5 years of experience in Operations and currently pursuing MBA - Distance Degree. I am looking for a switch. Please suggest any referrals

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How can shift to Business Analyst from development ? I have been developer for 2 years now. Is it possible to make a shift without MBA ? AND HOW ?

When can we expect promotion from C2 grade to C3A grade. And what hike can we expect on promotion? (MBA with 4 yrs of experience and currently 3 months in TCS)

How do I get out of consulting (and also strategy)? I apply to startups and they say I need more startup experience. I apply to marketing roles and they say I need more marketing experience. It seems the only thing I can target is strategy/biz ops at a large corp, which I don’t want to do anymore. I’ve been applying for over a year and haven’t landed anywhere. Is a masters (not MBA) really necessary?

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Industry Corp Dev folks.....what is VP Corp Dev typical base, bonus, equity? This is for $1B very profitable tech consulting an staffing private firm. I'll be first dedicated Corp Dev executive building team (hiring maybe 3 to 5 individuals) and setting up a playbook (strategy and deal source through integration) standardized processes, etc. and executing multiple international $100M+ deals, maybe 2/year buy side, some sell side in a couple years. I have 15 years prof svcs exp, MBA+JD.

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Any signs of MBB travel hours/week changing significantly post-pandemic? Alternatively, are there any particular projects at MBB with less work hours/week, say like a defense gig? I’m really just trying to not scare myself away from MBB, but WLB is very important to me. Currently at Big4 with a fairly nice WLB and I’d love to pursue a MBB opportunity post-MBA for potentially better business experience/exit ops (more Advise work vs implement/operate done at Big4)

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Maybe a naive question - Does each MBA application require a specific recommendation letter or can you just upload the same one? Basically, if I apply to 5 schools do my referees need to write 5 separate recommendation letters or do I just get one from them to upload directly via the apps portal?

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Hi Folks, looking for an answer here.. what is the need to get Advance Certification in Workday? Is there a mandate that u need to be certified in X module to work in that project? Is it defined for a particular role type by workday? Appreciate your responses

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Are there top consulting firms that take on experienced consultants w/o an MBA? I refuse to get an MBA and not sure if that precludes me from joining a top consulting firm. Thoughts?

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(For one of my friends) How is the career as a Functional Consultant vs Valuation/Corporate finance professional? Profile: MBA (Finance and Ops) Looking for good growth, decent wlb and good pay

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What other ECs are good besides volunteering/nonprofits? My resume doesn’t have a strong track record of community service so I’m worried that any volunteering that I do now will be seen as fake/done purely for MBA apps. Are there any other impactful activities that can fit into resumes like mine?

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Hi All, I'm 5+ experienced in IBM DataPower, secondary skills include working on WAS, MQ, Jboss, Tomcat - shell scripting to automate basic stuff. Holds certification in AWS Cloud Practitioner. Knowledge of DevOps tools like Jenkins, Ansible, Docker, GIT, SonarQube. Please let me know of any opportunities

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Any one who has done CSCP certification and can help guide through the exam preparation ?? Does it help when applying to MBB??

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Why do some companies ask for 8+ YoE + MBA for mid-management positions (Manager, Sr. manager, Associate, Sr. Associate). At 8 YoE the super talented people would probably be looking for director level roles. Wouldn’t it be better to get them at like 3-5YoE?

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2 YOE in financial services Corporate Strategy hoping to transition to tech, will be heading to an M7 MBA next year. Looking for a pre-MBA internship at a tech-driven startup before then - please let me know if you have any leads!

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