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Big4/ACN consultant -> MBB Consultant/Associate I was wondering if I get promoted to a consultant from an analyst/BA at one of these firms above, can I lateral to MBB as an Associate or Consultant? Or would I need to start over again as AC/BA or get my MBA. I’d much rather get my MBA thru sponsorship and MBBs seem to have a better package for grad school compared to other firms.

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You need to be a very good/top performer to be sponsored at BCG...it’s not as straightforward as popular culture might have you believe

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@BCG2 thanks a ton!!

You could get sponsorship if you come in as a BA but it’s much more difficult if you come in as an Associate. Also, you would need >5 YOE to lateral in as an associate

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Is that a hard rule? Have seen people at OW join Mck as ASC after 3 full years of exp

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Have seen M at Accenture come in as Asc without MBA, never seen consultant to associate.

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Chicken and egg problem. To get into MBB a top MBA would help, but already in MBB you can honestly learn everything on the job and an MBA is much less relevant.

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Depends on office and a couple other factors. I’ve seen 2 year analyst come in direct to McK as an associate. Rare but happens.

Depends on the office / system and obviously on your performance. If you shift regions, there is an up/downgrading bit you need to consider (ie Consultants in the US would come in as A’s in the EU generally)

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