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Do firms hire MBA grads as generalists only or is it possible to join a specific practice? For example, the customer strategy practice at big 4 or MBB

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MBAs also join as specialists at McK in the expert track.

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You can also join a specific practice as an integrative consultant like Marketing & Sales.

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Depends on firm. B and B historically hire just generalists, but if you have deep interest in a particular practice, you could spend 75% of your time there. McK hirers tech (function), ops, and implementation as well as generalist. S& hires to industry verticals. Depends.

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PwC hires MBA's as specialists eg. customer practice does marketing and sales related projects, P&O that does HR related work.

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Ditto. I just graduated mba. Customer TMT at PWC

BCG hires MBAs as generalists but some digital specialists as well. Digital BCG consultants and generalist consultants are almost indistinguishable, with the only difference being that something like 40% of a digital consultant’s cases will be “digital”

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