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Hello everyone! Nice to meet you all. I have 6 years of experience across Deloitte & EY and currently studying for the GMAT. Targeting R2 LBS and R1 INSEAD (I’m based in London :) ). I’m currently 30 but very motivated to make a switch to MBB post business school. Should I be worried about my age? Do MBBs prefer younger candidates? More on my experience - working within the Consulting practice at D, doing Tech Transformation work. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all :)

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I don’t think you should be concerned about your age at all. I have seen plenty of big 4 with your YoE get in good schools. Crush the GMAT.

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I would like to focus on smaller, niche projects and gain experience (that’ll happen gradually though) working with C suite folks. I see myself working towards Partnership, so no plans to switch to FAANG later as many people do (not that it is a bad choice :) )

Why not shoot for a lateral? With big tech taking a lot of talent, MBB has opened up to taking non traditional paths Bar is still the very high to pass the interviews, but a bit easier today to at least get looked at

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Hey, this is exactly my profile lol!!! Planning to apply R2 INSEAD as well!!!

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Hey both…similar profile here and in London - aiming for R1 LBS…would be great to connect! :)

I went to LBS and do interviews for admissions, let me know if you have any questions

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Adding - I have already completed my masters (MS), was in the US earlier - New York and McLean VA

It might be worth exploring making the switch to MBB without the MBA route… with a master’s already & 6 years @ big 4, you shouldn’t need it. Of course if you want the MBA for other reasons, go for it. That said, as a former T10 interviewer, I recommend that you make sure your story is solid because your background & goals are a hard sell for me in terms of why you need an MBA.

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