Can someone help me understand the BCG post-MBA Consultant role? Do consultants manage junior associates as part of the role?

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What is the most difficult case interview you’ve had? How do you properly prepare? Are cases reviewed/practiced in MBA programs?

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My job is giving me a lot of anxiety everyday. I just don’t know how to manage it. To add to that, I am single and live alone. This is making me very lonely and don’t really have many people to talk to. I may leave soonish (~next 6 months) but any advice on how to survive? For context, I am 1.5 years into my post MBA consulting role

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Hi everyone! I’m looking to go into strategy consulting within the life science space. I’m having trouble to position myself because I don’t have experience in consulting, despite having 8+ years of exp in pharma within the commercial area (sales/marketing). I also have an MBA and an MSc in Finance. How would you tell my story? I would think that coming from industry could be valuable, nevertheless the main “but” I’m getting, is that I don’t know the consulting way of work.

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As an American what are some good MBA programs in Europe? I always wanted to study abroad but never had the chance. Ideally it would be in the Czech Republic or Hungary since I could stay with family.

Is the MCSA -SQL 2016 cert worth it ? Does it require long hours ? Have a DB background but not too hands-on for last few years. Will Dumps do it for prep ?

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How is this as an idea? Going to the Indian army for a short commission and exiting into the corporate or an MBA or entrepreneurship.

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Do MBA Programs (particularly HBS and GSB) know if you have accepted a sponsorship offer during the application process? (I.e. before you’re accepted to the school)

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Does Google value startup experience? I couldn’t get an offer from Google but have an offer from a growth stage cloud startup. 2.5 YOE at MBB post MBA . 4 YOE before MBA

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has anyone done their MBA at Oxford, and what was your experience/was it worth it?

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Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get into a great part time MBA program?

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Excluding room & board and COL in NYC, is Stern Full-time MBA worth the $$?

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Does anyone know the “rules” of applying and ultimately matriculating in to a Part-Time MBA program if you were laid off? Specifically, is it a strict rule that you need to be actively employed during the application process and/or school year? Or, can you successfully apply and matriculate while unemployed?

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Is it worth staying in public accounting if I want to pivot to a completely different industry (PE/investment/asset management)? I’m currently in DT tax BTS (1 yr.) and work primarily for investment management clients. But would like to avoid going into fund accounting/ops and would like to try and get An analyst role. The only upside I can see as of now is waiting til I get my CPA, and then apply to an MBA program which would help me land an analyst role. DT might help on an MBA application?

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Anyone here crack into MBB from a top EMBA program? I’m 33 Sr Consultant, btwn the FT MBA and EMBA age groups, had a late start due to a career switch, and would rather keep my FT job during a pandemic / before I buy a house & have my first kid in 2-3 yrs

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MBB, IB, PE or VC post-MBA and why? Coming from T2.

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Is Harvard or Stanford MBA more prestigious?

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IB/PE/VC/MBB people who are applying for MBA, what are the major reasons for you to apply for an MBA while most people applying for an MBA want to find a job you are doing now after MBA graduation? Just curious.

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Are any of y’all considering an JD-MBA? I want to go into biopharma post-MBA (already in life sciences consulting) and I think I could benefit from a JD as well. But on the otherhand this might just be a naive thought haha

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I’ve got an interview for Mck Supply Chain Associate role as an experienced hire, w MBA. The next part is PEI/case, then TEI. Any advice specific to this process, especially TEI? How will the case be weighted? Balancing prep and day-job is a lot and it seems some people are spending significant cash/time on prep.

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I am a consultant at EY. Currently looking to switch companies. What hike can I expect at this time from my current salary? I have around 6 months of consulting experience(4.5 years in total). Recently joined after completing my MBA.

Who here has taken the PMP with limited PM experience? In your experience, how difficult was it and how many hours did you study?

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What MBA programs would be worth leaving investment banking to pursue full time? I’m currently an associate at an elite boutique, so have “skipped” the MBA career wise, but still have a desire to go. I’m trying to get a sense for what programs would actually make sense from a value proposition perspective.

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Thinking about exiting to Thermo for a strategy role. Other biotech/pharma companies aren’t hiring for strategy positions at the moment and I was wondering how this would look in MBA applications. It’s a big company, but so niche.

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Any MIT Sloan MBA 🐠? How was your experience?

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Has anyone heard of Quantic School of Business and Technology and their executive MBA program, what are your thoughts??

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Don’t hate on me plz. I’m planning to get an online or hybrid MBA with focus on information systems. I studied and worked in Control Systems Engineering and got into consulting at 27, manager at big4 now(33). My focus is to simply get better at what I do as I rise up the ladder. Would really appreciate any schools one can recommend. I didn’t grow up or studied in USA so really not sure which colleges might be better (?) than others.

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Is it too late to get started working on GMAT, applications, essays to apply for MBA programs?

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Tuck vs Haas vs Yale for top MBA outside M7?

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Currently a Big 4 Consultant, but don’t see myself doing this forever. MBA has always been an idea that I’ve wanted to pursue, but what careers could I pivot to? Ideally less travel. Any ideas/insights into non-consulting post-MBA career paths?

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How important is GMAT/GRE score when interviewing for MBB or IB during MBA?

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3 years out of undergrad and doing well in consulting, however I really want to go back to school and get an MBA (I did not study business in college). Sadly I am already saddled with 60k in student loan debt and trying to pay those off (my dad went through my college fund and I found out at the last minute - yay!). How can I make grad school work? I don’t see how I could pay for it myself or do it full time without income. I feel so hopeless and stuck.

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Is a Columbia MBA generally worth sticker price?

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So.... I’ve learned going from audit background to a good MBA program is not likely. Should I consider doing a MS? Any advice would be great.

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Has anyone gotten the CMA after getting their CPA license? Is there a point to it?

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Whats would the general salary difference be between an MBA from tier 1 college with no relevant experience and an MBA from non tier 1 institutes with relevant years experience in the industry say 7 years.

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What is the salary of Deloitte US consultant post MBA (IIM) with 3 years of prior work experience?

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Average salary for a strategy & ops program manager? California. 12 yoe experience (5 years pos MBA from Ivey). 2 years experience with google Fiber

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Part-time Stern MBA vs. Full-time. Pros and cons?

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MBA +4 YOE consulting experience (3 pre mba 1 post). How much is a reasonable comp package to ask for at a late stage startup in a strategy and analytics SM/director role? The package would only consist of base+RSUs. Insight is appreciated!

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Anyone attended Columbia or Tuck for their MBA? Would love to know more about their experience/externships availabilities/chances of switching industries after

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What salary can you expect for fed consulting coming out of an MBA program like Georgetown? I know commercial is ~145k base but have no data points on fed salaries.

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Hi fishes! Need help deciding career path. Currently have bachelors and work in business consulting. Thinking about getting in to cloud space by getting numerous cloud certifications OR shoot for an MBA from M7. What would you do for a sustainable career? Thank for the input!

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Just got a job offer with significant raise and will be a change in job role😃. How should I go about talking with my current people manager about the move? I want to keep good relationship with this manager. I’m planning to apply to MBA this Fall (around Sept/Oct 2021) and will need recommendation letters, and would love to discuss with her NOW about writing me a recommendation letters around August (which is after I leave the company already). Very anxious about this move 😟

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Anyone take the CISSP? How is it compared to the CISA?

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Everyone talks about pay in PE, what does it actually look like? Better than post-MBA MBB?

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Currently a post-MBA returning consultant at MBB. What firms should I target with significant Private Equity Ops groups or value teams? Have to leave after 2 years in consulting because I was sponsored but want to make sure that I understand the point at which I should be reaching out, etc.

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I'm a Tech Risk SC, but have an accounting/finance background. I'm doing the FRM now for broader cert experience, is it worth doing CA long term in my area?

Hey Fishes, For the folks who have done an MBA and have stayed in consulting throughout, why did you feel the need of getting an MBA and how has it helped you achieve your goals? Trying to understand what value can an MBA add to my career if my short term goal is to continue in consulting

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How to get into top 3 MBA with decent (3.7-3.8) undergrad grades from a state school, 740+ GMAT, as a straight white male at a Big 4?

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Is there a good data certification that’s respected in the market? Data management/governance and the likes?

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Any folks who did their MBA and went and joined MBBs . Was it worth the chase ? Would like to hear more on this.

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Anyone that has taken the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification recently, can u talk about the study materials that was most helpful and provide some tips on the test?

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Is FRM or CFA a better certification?

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Considering pursuing FRM certification. Currently in FS and don’t have a background in business/finance (studied Econ). Would FRM help bridge the subject matter knowledge gap?

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Hi fishes, How many of you have an MBA in HR. And how important an MBA in HR is to excel in the field of HR. Because I'm pretty mba in Marketing isn't that important to get you a Marketing job.

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Does the CMA have any value add or nah?

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Thoughts on offer? Experience 6+ YOE in Financial Services Industry Skills MBA, CFA, FRM Currently in Big4 Offer Base 130K SignOn-5K Location New York Firm Non-Big4 Title Senior Associate

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1) What’s a globally-recognized certification/designation that you would recommend to someone with a non-traditional finance background? Would like to level-up my career 2) can anyone comment on the CFP?

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So far I’ve been through 1 IVF cycle. I have one embryo that is frozen waiting for transfer. My doctor is wanting me to do another round of IVF to back eggs for baby number two down the road. Has anyone been through this? I know of two people around my age that got pregnant naturally with their second baby after IVF. Does anyone know about banking embryos for future use instead of transferring? My insurance doesn’t cover anything so all this of out of pocket.

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Necessary to bring laptop while on vacation? It will be at a developing country and we'll be moving around cities a lot, so I'm not comfortable carrying it around. What do you guys usually do?

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Anyone recently internally transfer from audit to FDD? Just made Senior and haven’t gotten my raise yet so curious what transfers get, I’m sure it’ll be way less than external hires but the anticipation is killing me.

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How much do senior accountants make in Utah/surrounding states? Right now I have 1 year of experience in PA and make 60K but receive offers for 80-90k at other companies but probably not great growth potential. Classic question - at what point should you leave PA to maximize earning potential but not stunt career growth?

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Do any of your firms have mental health/wellness initiatives? I want to start one at mine but have no idea how to go about it

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Best LAX shuttle service? Used Uber for every trip, but would prefer something with terminal pickup. Might as well book both ways elsewhere. Cost not the biggest factor but reliability.

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How much are the hourly rates for the seasonal contractors at the B4 firms? Especially in tax. Thanks

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Any book recommendations? Some of my favs are Freakonomics and The Big Short

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Do you always log on to Skype? I hardly ever do, only for calls. should I be logging in?

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Question for MBB+ other Pure Strategy firms (e.g. ATK, S& etc.). Would you say that your jobs are interesting and satisfying? Thinking about getting an MBA to make the jump. Coming from Big 4 Tech

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H1B Indian here. Thinking of moving to EU. My wife works in US as well. Any recommendations for countries with easiest immigration policies to help her get a job and ultimately PR for both of us?

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Which firms are delivering and prioritizing climate and sustainability client work (decarbonizing, sustainable supply chains, renewables, etc.)?

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🤝 Pay it Forward: Drop a piece of advice or wisdom that has seriously helped you in Life or Career! Help another user and pay it forward. 👇

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Hi everyone, I have an hr discussion with Siemens on Monday. With current CTC 9.1 LPA, can I ask for 20 lpa fixed component(I'll be joining within 30 days) will there be any joining bonus. If yes, will hr inform me or should I ask about it explicitly. Ps: I have offer letter in hand with 15.5 fixed + variable as per company performance from EY. 6 more interviews are in HR discussion or offer release stage. Any thoughts welcome

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‘‘‘Tis the season for the layoffs

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How do you tell your client team you're being rolled off?

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A3 in San Jose?

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Business ideas in these trouble times? Either for profit or for impact. Thinking about Covid19 of course (Healthcare, quarantine, wfh...) but the recession (unemployment) or future end of recession..

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