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End goal: strategy at a large industry player (auto, apparel, etc) Is it more logical to use the mba to jump right into those companies or use the mba to get into Mbb/tier 2 and then jump?

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1. If can you lateral to the post-MBA role without MBA, do that 2. If you can get the strat job you want from campus, do that, unless you get a clear signal for a particular firm that MBBers are fast-tracked ahead of homegrown talent. Mostly, this is a question of which firms hire mostly firm campus (eg Amazon) vs mostly from consulting firms (eg Allstate, many CPG). 3. Strat isn’t typically an end goal or terminal role. Most folks do stat for 1-3 years before moving into a BU in a GM-track or functional role

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Why not just go right there? If you can’t, the MBA seems like an easier path.

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Depends on how relevant your current experience is. If you haven't done any consumer goods projects and aren't able to jump to another practice to get that experience, then I would try for the MBA -> MBB route first. They are more "old school" industries that I think will value senior, outside hires more than promoting their own people

Was thinking about that. Didn’t know if I was missing something here and that the opportunities/doors are even better coming from mbb

Are you confident you can go to MBB after MBA? If you dont make it to MBB post-MBA, it is waste of money and time IMO. You can just go to industry without MBA now and do PT or sponsored.

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