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How much is an MBA valued for a consulting exit? Example: Two consultants, A and B who went into the same firm right after college. A spent 2 years as an AC, 1 year as an SAC, 2 years as a C. B spent 2 years as an AC, 2 years MBA, 2 years as a C. Will a PE firm value B over A?

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Depending on if they were in a practice that recognized MBA, they will be paid higher along the way and likely have a higher paying exit as well

They will value B more than A. PE forms care about the pedigree of their employees as it looks better in their pitch to founders, investors, and everyone in between.

if we’re being specific to PE, neither A nor B would be attractive. no PE experience to be hired into a post-mba role, but too experienced/expensive to be hired as an entry level associate. 2-3 yrs at MBB is the sweet spot to exit to PE, and mba would be a concern for after that

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B would be valued over A - that extra year as an SAC is not meaningful since they both have 2 additional years at C afterwards. That means that B has an MBA while A does not, while both have basically equivalent experience, so the market value should be higher for B

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