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If I can make Manager before I get into B-school (~4 years working at the firm), will I still have to opt for a Senior Consultant post MBA gig at a Tier 1/2 Management Consulting Firm?

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@Deloitte 1 I didn’t know if firms would value someone who started in MC straight out of undergrad more then someone with a different background transitioning into consulting. My thought process was if I was a Manager for a year before going into B-School could I make a case to by pass the traditional 2 yrs to Engagement Manager / or command a salary somewhat similar to Manager money at that respective firm. Any thoughts?

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Following. Similar situation.

Yes, MBA recruiting is standardized. Key word: MBA recruiting. If you go through other channels, say without an MBA, it's possible

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Yes but with a higher salary. You would be going to business school with 4-5 years experience. The average experience for an mba is 4-5 years. Why would they hire you above everyone else?

To build on the question, if you have 6 years of experience, could you negotiate higher starting salary than a typical MBB/Tier 2 starting class band (average of 4y of the work experience)?

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