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Best pathway to MBB middle east

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New answer on Nov 27, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Jul 08, 2020

I am currently deciding between either attending the American University of Beirut(cheaper) or University College London. My goal is breaking into MBB middle east(preferably the Dubai office)

I am a native Arabic speaker

Thanks

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Anonymous replied on Jul 08, 2020

Hi A,

both options are good because AUB is a target school in the Middle East. If you were to go London, I would rather think of LBS or LSE since they are even more prestigious than UCL.

Roughly 50% of my mentees are either coming from ME or want to move their. I have been working in Dubai for 2 years on my own and well connected there / have friends in all major consultancies.

If you need any help or advice, reach out.

Best,

André

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Anonymous A on Jul 09, 2020

Thank you for your reply, I am talking about undergraduate courses so LBS is not an option. I couldn't apply to LSE due to some problems. So my choice is between UCL and AUB, would you say UCL edges AUB in terms of recruiting since I have added advantage of speaking Arabic over other students at UCL?

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Hi,

From a recruitment perspective I would say UCL - target school with a high international ranking

Best,

Udayan

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replied on Nov 27, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Hi there,

Choosing either of them would be great if your goal is applying to MBB.

Do you need any help preparing? Feel free to contact me.

GB

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