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Transition from risk consulting to strategy? Looking to start getting exposure to c-suite instead of doing controls all day. I'm at big 4 (obviously). Anyone do this already?

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A masters degree is the usual way into strategy firms.

Also...contrary to what most people say...the mba does teach you new skills that will make you more effective as a consultant




Post MBA Consiltant salaries are north of 135k


It depends. Two things for you. First the amount of pure strategy work being done these days is small...I get the sense a lot more of the work is operations, cost reduction, org work etc. I am sure people from those firms can chime in. Second thing, they are just going to recruit smart people that have good business intuition. Your background may help a bit, but everyone is on a level playing field. Plus doing an internship to see if you actually like it is huge.... in terms of salary any job out of an M7 will start you north of 110k and increase your overall earnings potential so opportunity cost isn't as high as you think


Have you done this? MBA is hard from big4 (not d con). I'm also not rich enough to get full time MBA - it would only be worth it if I could get a much higher paying gig after.

Yes but it's also spending north of that on two years of bullshitting in the hopes I get a gig that pays that well

Does risk consulting background give me a leg up vs people with no consulting experience if I'm at a target mbb school?

I could make that in close to same amount of time potentially though

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