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Currently at a T3 consulting firm. What does it take to move to MBB without getting an MBA? Any certain experience, projects, specialty that would help?

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Goto tier 2 first. Be good. Get promoted. Network. Goto mbb

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Experience in something other than consulting, and/or a master’s degree. Otherwise wait until you’re very senior and can bring additional clients into MBB.

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You’ll probably have to start at the bottom so I’d just try and do it ASAP. Use your current projects to practice using frameworks, mental maths etc.

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Get a referral, practice your cases

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It seems like hiring for MBB into tech roles is an easier path, FWIW.

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What’s tier 3, is that what we’re calling big 4 these days?

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No, only Deloitte is tier 3

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Even with a referral, it’s hard to get an interview if you’re not differentiated somehow from tons of other candidates.

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Try applying to see how it goes? We do recruit from boutique firm. Not sure the definition exact of what needed to pass HR screening though.

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And if an MBA does appeal to you and you can attend a top school - lots of people use it as a career “reset” and end at MBB

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