If I were to go to school / earn a cert in 2021, which would provide the best ROI? MBA, Master of Data Science, or PMP? Go!

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Thinking about getting a literacy certification in wingdings. What sort of salary bump should I expect afterwards?

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27 F never been in a relationship and seems like not going to be in one anytime soon... sigh. Officially considering MBA for husband hunting 😅

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Planning to apply to schools in Fall ‘21, but I know I want to work at some sort of healthcare startup post-mba focused on product and business growth. I know this is extremely vague, but I’d really appreciate any guidance as to where I can get started to explore career opportunities that fall in this realm. TIA.

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How does a project manager role in industry look in terms of “prestige”, compared to Big 4 consulting? Applying to MBA programs and wondering what would look better in the eyes of the Ad Comm.

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For folks 5-6 years post MBA, what does comp look like for the industry offers you’ve received? Interested in tech specifically if that’s helpful.

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In my first year of post MBA consulting, looking to exit to industry in 1-2 years. What are the core “consulting skills” that really add value once you transition to industry, that I should focus on learning while I’m here?

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Would you say I am jumpy/a hopper if I move to corporate after one year out of mba at consulting...I am trying to apply for jobs now...not sure about any lead though

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What are the top finance skill sets/competencies that are in demand at MBB? MBA student looking to develop a specialization

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What’re peoples ideal exit ops? I know I want to leave consulting, I just don’t know at what level and whether I should get MBA. My experience is on the provider side, but curious to hear what everyone thinks about exit ops in healthcare

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I have non-US UG and grad degrees (but from global Top 20) and it bothers me. Feels like I don’t have ‘currency’ here without a US name on my resume. Don’t really need an (E)MBA nor want to pay for one. Is it worth doing some executive education-type certificate at Wharton/Stanford etc to at least get the name on my resume?

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27F and currently working at big 4 with 3.5 YOE and have a CPA. Applied part-time MBA at Stern for Spring 2021. You guys think it’s possible to transition into management consulting post-grad? Or is it a bit late for the transition? Thanks in advance! 😊

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Hi Guys, I need help. I just got out of my CPA exam on Monday and got a call from India that my grandfather passed away. It’s been very touchy for my family in India and I want to go back to be there for them. However, I’m not sure if I would be allowed to come back even though I have a valid status. I am currently on my OPT which expires in January, after which I plan to go back for my masters. If I go to India next week, just for a month and come back in August, before my OPT expires, would I

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I'm currently working at Accenture CN Banking. Is it possible to move to Microsoft/Google Program/Product Management with around 3 years of post MBA experience and 5 years in total ?

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I want to do a post-grad program at Harvard somehow, but don’t have the time or financial resources to complete a regular MBA or EMBA program. Any good short term certificate programs that are worth it that would include at least some time on campus (let’s assume COVID concerns are gone)? In other words, what’s the most practical, useful, and “easiest” route to get something from HBS on my resume?

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Anyone write their pmp in quarantine?

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Anyone else finish paying of UG student loans and unable to even think about taking on more loads of debt for MBA?

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Has anyone taking the DRI Business Continuity certification course recently? Do you have any suggestions for study materials?

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I use to think MBA sponsorship for HSW was a good idea. The more I consider it, the more I am beginning to value job flexibility over upfront tuition and fees (200-220k) help. Anyone have any personal stories of MBA sponsorship? I’d love to hear your thought Assumptions for self pay: 20k per year scholarship if I pay out of pocket, low cost to borrow money, bonus when sign post MBA job. Assumptions for mba sponsorship from employer: 2-3 year retention, no signing bonus, 125-150k salary post MBA

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Hi all, I work in Risk Advisory function in India. For getting jobs outside India, is CIA certification a good choice? I have exposure in Internal Audit area.

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I am someone outside North America. Given Covid and Trump, is it still worth it to do MBA in the states?

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Working on getting my MBA applications together, but fear that having used the GRE will hurt my candidacy. I have a 3.0 GPA from undergrad and a 165/164 breakdown for the GRE. The GRE is higher than the averages at the schools I will be applying to, but I fear that my GPA will carry more weight, since I did not take the GMAT. Anyone with a low GPA and high GRE scores that has experienced some success?

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Looking to switch from management consulting to strategy. I’ve mulled over applying to an MBA program for two years but don’t think I find the opportunity cost palatable. Does anyone currently have tips for me to get my foot in the door? My network is extremely limited for strategy.

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⚡️MBB post-MBA interviewers: how competitive is lateraling into your firms if a candidate with a M7 degree wants to retry 1-2 years later? Is it relatively same level of difficulty as lateraling pre-MBA from a top undergrad (1-3 YOE)? Answers may save me $160k, TIA!

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Is an mba the standard path to manager+ and/or is comp much higher if you get one

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Will MBA ever become obsolete in terms of progressing up the consulting ladder?

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How does a project manager role (in industry) look in the eyes of an MBA Ad Comm?? Is it comparable in “prestige” to something like big 4 consulting? Any thoughts on this would be helpful.

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Approximately what % of MBA interns receive FT offers in your office (during a normal year)? Do you think that will change at all this summer?

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What looks better for MBA apps in terms of consulting work experience, a super impactful project or glamorous strategy work ?

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Thoughts at shot at M7/HSW full time MBA... 4 YOE, ACN, manager, Hispanic male, undergrad gpa 3.2 non-target, grad gpa 3.75 at T1, engineering major, good extracurriculars and 750 GMAT.. applying next year

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What strengths correlate with success in different types of consulting (strategy, M&A, restructuring & turnarounds, implementation)? For context I'm a transitioning Vet, getting my MBA, trying to best assess where I'll fit.

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Current MBA candidates - what is the lowest salary you are willing to take post-grad, and include industry? Not to be and pissing contest, just wanting to see what expectations are like by industry, I’ll start:

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Would low graduate school gpa matter much in mba application? (Unfortunately, I fall into asian application pool)

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I'm torn between choosing a career in Strategy consulting or IB post MBA. While I feel strategy consulting comes easy to me, being an investment banker has been a childhood dream. Help!

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It's time now I guess. Going back to India permanently. Came to Canada for my MBA but couldn't get a job. I have prior IB exp and CFA & CPA. Did a free PE internship for 5 months. Stay safe !

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It's time now I guess. Going back to India permanently. Came to Canada for my MBA but couldn't get a job. I have prior IB exp and CFA & CPA. Did a free PE internship for 5 months. Stay safe !

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It's time now I guess. Going back to India permanently. Came to Canada for my MBA but couldn't get a job. I have prior IB exp and CFA & CPA. Did a free PE internship for 5 months. Stay safe !

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2019 Grad with 8-9 months of project exp in SuccessFactors (Core HR- EC) Leadership wants me to get Workday certification now (Possibly future project pipeline or other strategic decision) Good move?

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Not clear if the reported age of MBA students is at the time of matriculation or an average of first and second years, anyone know the average age of matriculation?

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Interviewing with SAP for its IMPACT MBA program (1 yr rotation). Anyone know about the compensation?

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Was unsuccessful recruiting for top consulting firms during my MBA. I need that money! What is the best approach to landing an interview post MBA? Referral?

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If a company matches 50% of 401k contributions to 6% of salary, does that mean they’ll put in 6% if I put in 12% or will they put in max of 3% on my 6% contribution? Curious what their wording means

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