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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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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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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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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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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What would make MBA school worth it to you? On a call now where out of state tuition was $97k… that plus 2 years of lost wages could easily be a $400k price tag. I understand different schools cost different amounts but still wild.

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Anyone regret their MBA, if so why?

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When is the right time to exit strategy consulting to industry? I currently have 2 years post MBA experience in Deloitte S&O (nil pre MBA) and am getting a good industry offer. Should I take it up or its too early to leave consulting?

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Do Bulge Brackets recruit MBA students for their PE or VC practices (e.g. Goldman PIPE or Goldman Growth)

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Applying to McKinsey & Company & Boston Consulting Group be an associate after being a SM1 at PwC and SC at Deloitte. Below T20 MBA and worked in FDD and DDV at D and PWC. Do I have a realistic chance to be interviewed? Does it make me look too desperate?

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Want to exit consulting to a strategy/ops role at FAANG. Have had no luck even with a referral getting an interview at google. Can people who made the transition share tips on how to stand out? I am a Computer Science Grad from a decade ago, not exactly a developer anymore but work in technology consulting, and have an M7 MBA

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Need some advice. New job opportunity with a school could be a minimal pay cut but offers full tuition reimbursement on any curriculum. Considering it for the mba, but are mbas really worth it? I’m likely not going to stay in comms forever so maybe this could help me transition to something else? Or is field experience irreplaceable in other areas too?

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I am a software developer wanting to pivot career into logistics and supply chain (biz side not tech). Looking for mentorship. Which school is good for doing MBA which will help me pivot into supply chain?

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Need to vent. Been preparing for my MBA for the last 3 years. I think I'm good from an application standpoint but I'm freaked out that I won't get in anywhere. Feeling anxious for December 😬 please feel to vent in comments

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I have a Masters of Accounting, would be getting an MBA open up doors for me at this point? Feels silly to get a second masters but I am worried it is going to hold me back.

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Does Accenture differentiate salary based on someone having an MBA the same way the B4 does? PwC Deloitte Accenture EY

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Anyone else struggling to find industry positions paying more than consulting salary? I’ve had a few interviews for positions with decent title and company but would require me to take a 40 - 60k pay cut from my current TC. I don’t have an MBA, so that may be hurting me?

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Does Michigan Ross’ online MBA still get decent exposure to MBB recruitment?

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Starting MBA in the fall - what is that usual dress code? Jeans and blouse ok?

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Is Deloitte S&A on par with EYP and S& in terms of prestige and pay? What is the typical M1/M2 range for a S&A Tech Strategy Manager (MBA)? Given the hot market could it go higher than the range? Thanks in advance

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Rate my offer: Currently a generalist manager at B4 strategy at $200k base, 20% bonus. 2 yoe post MBA. Offer is at a series A startup in the Healthcare AI space. Series A funding was at a post money valuation of $20M. They have customers and are post revenue. Current offer is $170k base, 20% bonus, 0.5% equity in an S&O role that includes some BizDev.

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Has anyone decided against applying to an MBA program this cycle after getting a salary bump at their company? Are companies concerned about losing their talent in this labor market? Feel free to DM me as well as comment!

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Looking to leave M&A consulting (mix of deal strategy, DD, PMO work) and pivot into either pure deals strategy or corporate/growth strategy (basically away from PMO). I have 4+ YOE and an MBA. In my current SA role at a T2 firm I’m getting 170k TC. Want to hit 200k in my next role. Been talking with some B4 and T2/3 firms, but not getting a title lift or pay raise to hit 200k. Would appreciate some insights from folks here who’s made transition into A&M, AlixP, MBB or any other T1/2 firms.

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Current T15 MBA student here. Looking through LinkedIn to see who is interning at companies who wouldn’t give me the time of day. They are overwhelmingly M7 students. Prospective students, school rank matters. Incoming students, start networking and get your referrals in order so a recruiter doesn’t throw your resume out because they’re swamped with applications and default to the better brand name school when deciding who to interview / hire.

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I really want to work for MBB but don’t have an MBA. And no interest in pursuing one. 10+ years in the management consulting space at B4. Do I have a shot?

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