I am a current MBA and planning to recruit for both consulting and strategy (at industry/tech). I see many people join consulting after MBA instead of directly heading to strategy roles (assuming that lateral strategy role is their goal).
What's the benefit? Why don't they directly join industry/tech post-MBA?
Is it because:
1. They can get better compensation at consulting?
2. Strategy roles usually requires consulting experience?
3.Strategy roles don't usually hire MBAs directly?
4. They want to learn something in consulting?
I realize that all might be possible, but what's the most frequent reason?
I have big 4 consulting experience before MBA and I wonder if doing consulting at a better brand consulting house worth it given that my final goal is to be at corporate strategy department (which I can directly recruit now)