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For those of you that left big 4 accounting to do MBA, did you leave at Senior level (3-4 YOE) or at the Manager level (5 YOE). I would assume to leave at manager level would be more ideal as when you come back to the workforce you should at the very least be ready to come in at manager or above at your next job? Thoughts?

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Majority of OCR for Tier 2/ Tier 1 consulting, Big Tech, or IBD at Bulge Bracket have standard post b-school offers so would not matter if you went as a senior or manager as you would still be brought in as a first year post b-school hire 4 year is a sweet spot to go, best of luck!

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Thanks guys, this is super helpful. That was my opinion as well…if they hire you the same regardless then might as well leave earlier if possible.

Ultimately up to you but in my case I waited until I got my early promotion this year (4YOE) to apply which helped build my case and show leadership. My interviewers all mentioned that the second promotion caught their attention.

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Ah I see. My teams approached me about early promo to manager however I am in the process of switching out of Audit to my firms Strategy & Transactions group which would more than likely take my early promo to manager off the table as a steeper learning curve coming in as a Senior and I doubt they would early promote me in the new service line.

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