What are the primary MBA hiring targets outside of M7 for top LS firms (ZS, Clearview, LEK, etc.)? I am starting to look at business schools and want to know if there are any specific schools I should look at to go into LS consulting from pharma.

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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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Those who changed careers to IB using MBA, was the financial sacrifice (i.e debt load) worth it in the long run and how many years did it take to pay debt with IB Associate salary?

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I’m considering getting a MBA online or weekend since my school isn’t in the top list. I also want to change my line of work to either marketing or strategy over cyber. Thoughts I should consider? Have 10 years experience and currently with one of the big 4s

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I am getting promotion to Manager with limited raise this year. How much is the pay gap between non MBA and MBA manager? I know that their post MBA salary is pretty high already but also told it will be equalized at M level.

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What’s the typical MBB salary and bonus range for 2-3 years of experience, pre-MBA? I know B4 salary progression is not as steep — but would love to understand the gold standard.

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Hi Everyone, looking into evening MBA programs in the DC area. I spoke to some of the programs on the phone. Which programs are worth doing and investment? Looking into programs with a Data Analytics focus. Appreciate your insight.

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In consulting but eventually want to move to industry — is there value in getting an MBA? To what extent is the investment worth the return in LS?

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Might be a silly question, but have to ask since the actual value of EY-Hult MBA seems so small...does EY provide the raise you would expect with getting an MBA if you complete that program? I would assume they have to, but that you wouldn’t get MBA pay if you moved to another firm afterwards?

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Better to move from B4 to boutique firm doing similar work with 50-60% TC increase or move industries to something more aligned to long term goals but minimal comp increase? Planning MBA in 3 years regardless

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Is 30 too late to transition into investment banking from an MBA program? Will all of the other associates be a lot younger?

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I Am a MBA from tier 2 college in India, now moving into data science domain? Is it a good move? I have a 4 years experience post MBA

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I am an MBA joined infosys after doing MBA, now in Infosys I am working in technical role like python, data science machine learning etc, how can I leverage my MBA degree in data domain? Please help

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I am into Quality Assurance since last 7 years, will an executive MBA now help in moving up the hierarchy?

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Looking for change,MBA Finance & Marketing 11.5 years Analyst , Mufual Funds and Regulatory Filings, 4.4LPA

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I am a QA engineer with 7 years of experience, is an executive MBA good idea at this point?

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4-5 YOE in life sciences consulting. MBA grad. Exit option 1: PM in medtech / dx Exit option 2: analytics / operations in pharma (SM/AD) Assuming similar in TC, what would you do and why?

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Does anyone know what the Consortium (MBA application) recommendation letters consist of? What are the questions asked? Want to prep my recommenders

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Does anyone know what the Consortium (MBA application) recommendation letters consist of? What are the questions asked? Want to prep my recommenders

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Got referred by a friend (current googler). I thought my resume was legit (4 years as an engineer, MBA, 6 years of strategy and ops consulting experience after MBA). I applied to 3 jobs. Didn’t get a single interview. Is it my resume?

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What would be a reasonable offer for an Ops role at a small PE shop? 2 YOE, no MBA

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Anyone get the SA pro cert and then work in sales? Or is the Associate cert adequate? Asking for a friend.

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I know it varies but any insights on what salary I can expect for a director level role in a PE backed company. Been at McKinsey for ~1.5 years and 5 years experience pre MBA

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Hey 🐠 need some career advice I’m currently a Consultant with about 1.5 years of post-MBA exp from a T10. I don’t think consulting is for me long-term and am interested in growing products / brands, specifically those that are consumer facing. Most of my experience has been in Pharma. Will lateraling into Tier 2 that does retail, CPG, and other consumer facing industry projects give me a much larger oppt for me work at a company in one of those industries compared to my current situation?

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I was reached out by a Mckinsey recruiter for an associate position in their risk practice. Whats a reasonable range for NYC with 6 yrs of experience (no MBA)?

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Is an MBA still worth it in the industry you work in?

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What are the odds of becoming a Senior Exec in Life Sciences if you have a non-LS background and pivot (from Fintech 5Years+) to Life Science Consulting (E.g. Trinity, Bionest, ZS) after your MBA

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Trying to understand if a top MBA is right for me. 2 yrs A at D, going into 1 yr at Apple. Very happy with my comp, and personally I don’t see a barriers to go up the corporate ladder. The big interest for MBA is to finally go to a target school and “go to school for the first time”. To meet the likeminded cohort who will all do something cool eventually and build my network with that demographic.

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How common are scholarships for top MBA programs?

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How do I get into Big 3 Consulting, aside from getting an MBA. I earned an MBA from a Top 100 school (likely not beneficial at all) and also have my MSA, BA in Economics, BA in Psych, and CPA. My work experience consists of 2 years in PA. What can I do to make myself an attractive candidate?

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Amazon recruiters are hilarious. In no way am i trying to hype myself up, but I’m post-mba in a management role in a F50 company and their recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn asking me if I was interested in an area manager role (entry level) 😑

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Are anyone here thinking of applying to international MBA program? Any advice if you are going through the process?

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Thoughts on MS/MBA (life science) dual degree programs?

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Which MBA programs have the best ROI?

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Should I go $100k in debt for an MBA at UCLA

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What level should I target for tech? Graduated UG in 2012 and MBA in 2019. Will likely be promoted to manager in the summer.

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Is there really that much of an advantage of full time MBA vs. part time? How would employers actually differentiate that on a resume

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Are MBA consultants worth it?

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Recently laid off from Sr. Consultant role in energy in Houston. 4 years exp in supply chain/procurement and 2 in consulting (mainly tech PM work aka scrum). Have my MBA and PSM 1 cert. I know opportunities are far and few between right now, but looking for either energy or supply chain consulting role. Open to travel once resumed. If anyone is aware of a need, I'd appreciate the help!

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What are everyone's thoughts on going back to school? 🙄 1. What were your motivations to go/not go 2. MBA vs other MA/MS degree pros and cons 3. Is it a good "break from consulting" opportunity

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Trying to switch. 2 YOE as PMO Post MBA from tier 2 college. Current CTC 13 lpa, what should be my avrg Target CTC?

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Does anyone know of recruiting firms with a focus on Anti-money laundering? I’m foreign educated and newly admitted NY attorney with CAMS certification but living in Miami lol. I’m here, because my husband practices in SoFlo. Any recommendations? I don’t have any experience but have CAMS.

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What are your thoughts on the value of a Harvard Extension School degree vs. a standard online MBA from a reputable public university? I feel like the Harvard name carries a lot of value....

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I have taken two sections of the CPA exam through California. Due to the 9 month window, I only applied for two sections initially. I just mailed my $50 reapp payment to the CBA. How long does it take to get re-approved so that I can schedule the last two sections ASAP? Thanks!

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- Finished MBA end of 2018 - Upon graduation, MBA hire to tier 2/3 firm (basically tech consulting), laid off June 2020 - October 2020- started as PM/scrum master with mid-tier AWS consulting partner Question- I've always wanted to go to a top tier consulting firm for the experience/brand for PM/Program management. Would you be willing to take a paycut to make it happen? It seems in current climate candidates have all the leverage, but being told I don't have the experience for manager level

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How incrementally valued is 1 year, 2 years, 2.5 years post-MBA? (Before making manager)

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Trying to switch. 2 YOE as PMO Post MBA from tier 2 college. Current CTC 13 lpa, what should be my avrg Target CTC?

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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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CPA FAR Exam first week of January. At the moment, I’m not confident at all (NINJA trending score 60%). When is the latest someone should schedule a CPA exam in January? I’m currently wrapping up a 9/30 YE, but unsure of when the 12/31 YE busy season really picks up in January.

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Planning a long term career switch into Strategy Consulting anyone have inputs on how to prepare myself? Which MBA to pursue?

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In Accenture’s Federal practice what is a good range for someone with five years of experience and a non MBA masters? Also what level should I come in? Anticipating an offer soon. TIA.

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Has anyone gotten a Scrummaster certification? Surprisingly difficult to find info on the process online. What is involved/required?

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How much is a senior con 6.5 year work ex (2 pre mba, 4.5 post mba) tier 1 mba expected to earn at Deloitte india strategy consulting?

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Taking the Beginner AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam this weekend. Went through the standard course offered by AWS, I think I have a good understanding. Is there anything else I need to prepare? Is this exam anything crazy?

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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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26 y/o EM here with (I think) a increasingly clear path to AP. Do APs go to biz school? Exec MBA? I dont want to be the out of touch w my class and go after a few years as AP but also dont want to slow my trajectory by leaving next year. Thoughts?

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Hello everyone, I'm business analyst with 3 YOE in india. (With a tier 3 MBA) .My goal is to find a job abroad , probably in the USA. Can someone please tell me how to get a job in business analytics in the USA from india ? Apologies if this is a naive question. Any advise would be helpful to improve my career and life . Thanks in advance! :)

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Mcom/ Mba freshers let me know if you looking for job Should be good in investment purposes and acquaintances with ISIN,CIPIDS There are openings in EY

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Happy fly day. Anyone got a delta drink coupon to help a friend out. It was a rough week

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What is the typical length in time from starting the conversation to receiving an offer when transferring from one big 4 to another?

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Ugh. I went on vacation last week for meeting my boyfriend’s family for the 1st time/his sister’s wedding. I’ve been trying to lose quarantine weight for the past 5 months ahead of this trip (healthier eating, working out 5-6x a day, calorie deficit). I was getting back to my old physique pre covid. But during this trip I just ate everything without thinking twice. Especially when his family would offer food cause I didn’t want to be rude. Now I feel back to square 1. Continued below..

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A partner submitted my resume to her firm’s recruiting department and I got called in for an interview. I’m researching the interviewers and one is the hiring attorney. Is that a good sign or routine? (I haven’t worked in big law to know.)

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So this might be a better place to post this and ask this question: Uncle D has announced explicitly that most people won’t get a pay raise & bonus this year except for those promoted and high performers. Amid this crisis, are companies including other big 3, MBB, FAANG, boutique consulting firms still giving high raises and issue stocks? Can you share the impact from your firm?

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I'd love to hear about what people are doing to stand out in providing feedback for candidates who made it to the final interview stage but did not make the offer.

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What is your firm's parental leave policy?

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Best way to not stress about the results of a final round interview? I think everything went well. Cases were strong and I answered everything well but I’m scared they didn’t like me or I wasn’t what they were looking for.

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Wasn’t planning on jumping, but got a call for job in Silicon Valley with opening number $195/200 base, 30% bonus, “lucrative RSU grant.” I’m 1+6 post grad, thoughts on this being high or normal?

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Is MBA worth it? Is it better to get a specialized graduate degree?

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I am 38. What would be average title and salary? Manager? $150k TC

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Just got a role in product analytics and I have no exp in this field. Was told to draft an approach for the business in 2 weeks and present to leadership, they also have no prior product analytics for their product they’re a small startup. Any tips or recommended content to digest that would help with this? TIA!

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On zoom presentations to clients, does everyone on your team you keep the camera on the whole time, or only when speaking/presenters?

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When does fy18 utilization start? May or July?

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3 years ago, I interviewed someone who didn’t get the job. They emailed me weeks after, and asked, “I don’t care if I don’t get the job, I just want to be friends.” I never responded. Still feel bad

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