How would MBB treat a rising sixth year PhD Candidate who already accepted a job offer at one of their firms but would like to leave with a Master's degree to avoid spending several more years in their program (COVID messed their thesis project up)? Would they be forced to enter at the undergrad level or would the offer be pulled entirely? Asking for a friend.

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Wow that’s a tough one, I have no idea how it would be handled but best of luck!

if you're an ABD PhD student, it's treated fairly similarly to if you had a PhD itself

Ouch this hurts just reading it. Must be a bad situation if leaving at Year 6 is the best option. I would expect the offer is implicitly contingent on the PhD. Maybe the office could exercise some discretion but I wouldn’t bank on it. I’d ask a recruiter first after explaining the situation.

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