Does an MBA add any value for investors? Playing with the idea of doing an executive MBA to help with future investment rounds from banks and/or PE firms. I know that actual business experience has the most value. My rational is that ticking the MBA box helps with trust. The added network would also help with finding money. Thoughts?

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To the folks who pivoted from tech consulting pre-MBA to IB post-graduation, how has your experience been? What would have been helpful for you to know prior to making the switch?

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Has anyone enrolled/completed MicroMasters Program in Business Management from IIM B in Edx? I am from an old IIT and working in my core industry for 8 yrs now and want to increase some management knowledge and use it together with my experience to, may be,switch to consulting if possible. I am open to other online programs if anyone may suggest. I don't want to take a break from work to take offline/ regular MBA.

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MBA folks: how much did you spend each year? Excluding rent and tuition; including dining, travel, leisure?

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Hi Fishes, I was planning to do an online MBA. I am slightly confused because of reading various articles. I am not sure whether it is worth it or not Placement is not my worry, probably learning/mastering management skills is my main Motive. Anyone who has done an online MBA from upgrad/edx/courseera. Please share your experience.

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Hello, Guys want to know how can I gradually move and make my career into management profile being into technical domain. I have total 8+ years of experience. I am these days figuring out what all things to cover in terms of certification ,courses etc. So that in coming years I prepare myself upto the position and apply skills into mgmt

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Has anyone gone back to Tech after MBA? What made you do that and how is the experience?

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Hi fishes.. Advice required since I am confused. Profile - MBA from one of the IIMs, Deloitte S&O, total and post mba experience = 2 I am getting an industry offer for 34 LPA which I feel is huge considering my experience and role also seems good. My only confusion is that I feel if I stay in Deloitte for 1-2 more years, I might be able to switch to MBB or Kearney. I always wanted to try the client site lifestyle and might get better exit opportunities after that. What should I do? Thank you.

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Being under Technology, is there any benefit to getting certified as a Technology Architect? Assuming I move to another technology company, does the certification hold any value outside of Accenture? (I feel the same for any internal certification) Or, would it be better to focus on certifications that are more recognized?

What are some exit opportunities from PwC India Tech Consulting after a Tier 1 MBA? PwC EY Deloitte KPMG

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What are some exit opportunities from PwC India Tech Consulting after a Tier 1 MBA?

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For those of you who attended an MBA program, what did you do when you were not in the classroom? Besides traveling, partying, studying/homework, interviewing, etc. Were you often attending events to network, getting lunch with faculty, enjoying a hobby, something else? Thanks!

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Any company which can hire 6 years experience guy in data science in a junior position? I have done certification from IIT Roorkee in AI/ML. Plus I have experience of python and worked on some of the kaggle projects. But I feel less confident when I see my experience with my aim to jump into data science. I think with my experience I know little in this domain. Any thought guys, anyone has same kind of feeling and how you got success.

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What is the EY MBA grad school sponsorship policy like? EY

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Georgia tech’s executive MBA at scheller - any alumni here who is willing to talk ? Have few questions.

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Any finance transformation consultants had luck exiting to Tech/Fin-Tech? Have not had much success so far and I assume it's because I don't have the typical consulting experience posted here (strategy or implementation consulting). Been looking at CorpDev, Strategic Finance, and Product Finance roles. 7 YOE, no MBA.

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Have been looking at working for foundations on the banking side post grad (ie, GS, BOA, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley,etc.) or large family foundations that work on grants, community development and social impact post-MBA. I know Yale is well known for their social impact space but are there any other programs that come to mind I should explore? I was considering going an MBA + MPP because those really pair well with that kind of role.

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Currently at MBB, got an offer from KPMG with a title bump and 70% more salary. Worth it? I’m pre-mba

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McKinsey & Company Is it possible to get the MBA sponsorship at the risk practice?

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Can someone put light on the certification reimbursement process? Can new hires ask for certification reimbursement? Also, is there any bond?

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Want to get a gift for my brother who's starting his MBA this year. Any suggestions? Things that you would have liked to have - or had during your MBA that helped with student living/travel/etc?

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How do you deal with friends who reach out only to get news about your career or school stuff, but take no effort to ask or know you on a personal level? Like this friend will keep probing about my job change or MBA admissions but legit knows nothing about my life and doesn’t even take the time to ask “how’s your family.” Jeez.

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Is it actually worth getting an MBA if you already work at a big 4?

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Exit opportunities from PwC India (after Ex MBA on sabbatical)?

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At this point all I care about is salary what would result in your opinion most money •CFP •CPA •prestigious MBA •CFA •CAIA •coding boot camp I’m at $85k now

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A curious question - How do you switch from Tech Consulting to M Consulting? I understand pursuing an MBA is the most logical way. Curious to see any other inputs/options, personal experiences?

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Does MBB provide any support (financial) to those hired as consultants without MBAs to obtain an MBA either full time or part time?

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Hey fishes. I need an advice. I am right now working as Assistant Manager in Big 4 Consulting (CTC close to 25 lacs). I might get a promotion soon and then my overall CTC could be close to 30 lacs (again all estimates). I am planning to do MBA from UK and have got some good offers from good universities. (to try my luck in UK based companies). Any genuine advice and suggestions would be welcomed. Thank you in advance! P.S. Already an MBA from reputed university in India.

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I finally passed CA CPA ethics exam. It felt harder than the CPA exam for me (Scored over 90+ in 3 sections..)

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Hi guys! I need a suggestion from all of you. I have total experience of around 6 years. In my career I never settled on one skill. Sometime I got work of python backend development, sometime automation and then from past 1.5 years working as elasticsearch developer. Now, my manger wants me to build recommendation engine using AI ML, as I have major experience in Python and I have done some certification. I feel insecure because I am not perfect as I have not picked one skill like many guys.

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Hi All, Would pursuing an executive MBA from a top B-School be a good idea for an experienced professional with 9+ YoE? CTC : 22 lac+ Current Org: Big 4 Been thinking this over a lot as this would involve a lot of money and of course my time; Also, I might be full of regret later on for giving it a proper shot. Would I be risking stability and money for this? My wife is fine with this though. Opinions pls.

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Hi All, Would pursuing an executive MBA from a top B-School be a good idea for an experienced professional with 9+ YoE? CTC : 22 lac+ Current Org: Big 4 Been thinking this over a lot as this would involve a lot of money and of course my time; Also, I might be full of regret later on for giving it a proper shot. Would I be risking stability and money for this? My wife is fine with this though. Opinions pls.

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How are the lateral roles in McKinsey or Bain etc, are they similar to the roles they hire from MBA colleges. Considering they pay much lesser. Could someone provide more information on this

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Currently an SM in Big4, 7 years of work ex, hold a Masters degree from Ivy League, Asian female, just turned 30. Is it too late to go for an MBA? Want to pivot to IB or MC but I’m also worried about taking up those student loans at this age🙇🏻‍♀️

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Is it difficult getting into the INSEAD MBA program? Also, how respected is it in the US?

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Someone I know is at Index Venture as a principal a year out of MBA. What kind of money do they bring in?

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Heya all you fun people. I am contemplating moving from Dubai to a more visa friendly country (Canada, Singapore, Australia etc). Need some tips on how to do that. Past experiences would be great. As LinkedIn and direct applications to companies seem to land with the same "get a visa first" answer. In terms of situation *32 with an insead mba *MBB for 7 years *at a local investment fund / developer in strategy *Indian passport

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I got an offer to join exec team (direct report to CEO) of a company - I don’t know/come from the industry, nor do I know the team (beyond interviews). Legit company in fintech, been around for decades, privately held and on path to IPO in 2-3 years. Comp is easily 2x what I make now 3 years post MBA, with equity upside. Better WLB too. But…can’t shake the feeling theres something here I’m missing. Is it just impostor syndrome or am I really unqualified to do this and should avoid?

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So I have 150k saved at 26, am I behind if I wanna get to $1 million by 35? Any advice on how to get there and whether a top mba is worth it?

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Hi All, I'm a fresh MBA graduate with loads of education loan. Joined ACN. Now, I'm torn between two options. Repaying the loan ASAP and getting free of tying up part of my income towards EMIs OR Stretching out my repayments to maximize tax savings (while investing those savings in index fund SIPs) So fishes, which choice would you pick, and why?

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Random question: would you go to Georgetown mba at 25 or Duke mba at 28?

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For those in tech consulting, I have a ba in eco and ms in acc. Can I get away with learning python and sql online with a Microsoft sql certification rather than getting formal education? Continued

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If your grandma went to a college for a non-mba degree, can she still help you count as a legacy?

Opinions Please. YOE - 5. ZS Associates - CTC- 19.6 LPA(include 15 gross+ 10%variable+1lakh joining bonus+ 1.5 year end bonus(ELRP)) SYNECHRON - 18 LPA FIXED. Might offer more on negotiation. EPAM - 20 LPA FIXED. 1 lakh joining. Might negotiate lillte bit more. ZENSAR - 20 LPA FIXED. Might offer some joining bonus. I heard ZS offers support for higher studies and there's a program for exec MBA from ISB. Is it for every track or specifically for people in consulting. ZSers please help me on this

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Can somebody please explain to me why MBB and other top consulting firms are so adamant that you have an MBA? I majored in accounting, finance, and operations management at a top 10 undergrad business school and then got my masters in information systems from the grad school program. I took multiple MBA courses as electives when getting my masters and it seemed like those classes were very basic and easy. Idk if I would learn anything in an MBA program that I hadn’t already learned in undergrad

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Pay off mba loans vs down payment for a new apartment? (Contd)

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Just got my AWS Cloud Practitioner cert and am looking to get something more Strategy or Finance related. Anyone done any good Certs lately?

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Has any of the MBB been doing much work in public sector since the onset of pandemic? Would they be willing to hire someone with exclusively public sector experience of +6 years and an MBA from Canada? Asking because during the MBA recruitment, public sector experience was not helpful as MBB didn't focus there a lot.

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Am I the only one that feels like I’d be able to build a stronger network of MBA folks going to a true college town? I’ve always been under the impression that smaller towns force people to be closer (ex: attending Darden in CVille vs. going to Columbia in NYC)

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what is acn’s mba reimbursement policy? Considering hopping over..

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Considering obtaining a CFE certification. Can anyone share their experience vs experience obtaining CPA? I’m already a CPA. I just want a comparison of study time requirement and difficulty of exam.

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Anyone have tips for paying off $136k of student loans (undergrad and mba)? I’m trying to make large payments but now I have no savings or 401k. I’m 25 and just stressed as hell about this :(

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How would you view a European MBA on a resume for a US based firm?

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Any HR / Human Capital Consulting 🐠 have an HR certification (e.g., SPHR)? Worth it?

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For those that went to a m7 MBA, using a scale from 1-10 how much did you feel you learned (and state what school)?

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Thoughts on CCSP cert (ISC2) value to maturing cybersecurity brand for career vs CSP vendor certs (e.g., MCSE Azure Sec, AWS CCP/CSA, GCP CSE)?

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Anyone working with Pharma and Lifesciences industry in Bangalore. Looking for referrals. Have 5+ YOE in Management Consulting. Tier 1 MBA and Engineering. TIA.

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Thoughts on getting a CAMS certification as a Staff/Senior?

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Hot take. Is FAANG even a thing? Or was Cramer just worried about the acronym if he took out Netflix?

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I have two competing deadlines for two partners. Both know, neither will budge. One project is a soft deadline but is being treated as hard. I have exhausted extensions. I thought I could get it all done— I cannot. I’m worried about the quality of work product for one. Do I apologize and acknowledge the poor quality? I put in over 65 billables this weeks+weekend, and cannot possibly make both perfect, and I have already extensively cried over this with my cat. Please help.

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Is it a bad sign I haven’t heard anything after a second round interview a week ago? Ideally I thought I would have heard some news already since the interviews went well..

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Good morning, I work for Solugenix placing top notch candidates at companies throughout the US. I just started at Solugenix so anyone who needs any assistance either finding a job or looking for candidates please let me know. Thanks and have a great day.

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Thoughts on leaving before finding a new job? Feel like I don’t have the time to really search for something new. I have about month and a half of PTO payout at 24 years old and have a decent amount saved up.

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My firm is evaluating CM programs/models to adopt as standard, getting some folks trained and certified and creating an ongoing internal training model. I’ve always perceived that Prosci is the gold standard. What other options should we be considering? Our focus is on the healthcare provider space. Thank you!

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Is there any entry level jobs currently hiring in NYC? Was laid off 3 months ago and it’s been very hard finding a job. Just need someone to give me a chance.

Is there a difference between a normal tax professional vs a tax consultant that works for the big 4? Are they essentially the same position and get paid the same as well?

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Can we get these people to waive their right to priority COVID treatment? If they’re actively going out saying give me covid or freedom they obviously care less about covid than those staying safe

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Flight delayed 3 hours. Can I get points for that? How?

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Does it hurt your interview / career at Facebook, Snap, Twitter etc. if you don’t have an account personally? I’m interested in applying to these companies but am a very private person that prefers not to be on social media myself.

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College student here. I was curious as to McK’s undergrad hiring process. I see that it seems they want you to indicate a preference for a specific practice area (such as Ops or Corp Fin),...(cont.)

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Wondering which Recruiting tools people love. I have worked with Greenhouse and Jobvite. Are there others that you would recommend?

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Visa question: wife on H4EAD for past 2 yrs, was on H1b before that and has approved I140 since 2014, employer ready to sponsor h1. Does the employer need to file i140 again for H1b or can use previous i140 for the change of status from h4 to H1b?

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Thoughts on Razorfish Health NYC? Or switching to health in general? I'm moving to NYC and looking to switch jobs (currently working remote for a Chicago agency). RFH just reached out about an opportunity. My one hang up is switching over to health. I've worked for 5 years on a brand I legally can't put in my book; I feel like health may be equally stunting to my portfolio. I went from portfolio school to my current job.

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Delta drink vouchers...enjoy!

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I will be recruiting for MBB next fall during my MBA program. I am looking for more info on what projects are really like, culture at your firms, why you choose it, and how it stands out. Thanks!

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Random question: would you go to Georgetown mba at 25 or Duke mba at 28?

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I work in consulting for 5 years now and I have been accepted to a Masters in SCM at MIT. I wish to return to consulting after the program. I am wondering if I should seek an MBA in the future

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Connection is two hours delayed.... best place to get dinner in DTW terminal A?

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