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Has anyone successfully went from a career in IT Audit to Strategy Consulting/Management Consulting at a boutique consulting firm?

I am looking for help in grasping an interview and where I should be applying (consultant or business analyst positions). If the careers page has me emailing the firm directly, what are the most effective practices?

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I and many others I know have tried this - never heard of anyone doing it - I know people that have made some pretty good exits but not this jump. MBA seems to be the only way

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