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Anyone have any experiences moving from "IT" to Management Consulting? The plan was to get an MBA, but 8 months into my career, my firm is laying off analysts, so I'm looking at my options.

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There isn’t that big a difference between IT and Management Consulting. Nowadays they fall in the same spectrum and are somewhat interchangeable. Now Strategy Consulting, yes there’s a difference. Best advice there is to work for a Deloitte/Accenture deliver well and get into their strategy engagements

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More context: I went to a non target school, ran a successful business and got a dual tech/business degree. Ended up joining an IT firm because it was probably one of the better offers I could get at the time (no OCR of any kind at my college). Motivation for wanting to switch is that I much prefer to think about/solve business questions.

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