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In which companies can I get easier MBA Sponsorships?

New answer on Sep 29, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 17, 2018

Hello together

I know that in the MBB its easier to get a sponsorship for a top MBA Program. But what about the other consulting firms like accenture,kpmg, pwc,ernst & young, jp morgan and so on.. is it there harder to get a sponsorship for MBAs? Any experience?

PS: If I look at McKinsey People on linkedin most of them get their MBA during their time at Mckinsey. I suggest that this people get the MBA sponsored :-)


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Anonymous replied on Nov 18, 2018

As others have said, it depends on the geography. It also depends on the role - there are literally dozens of types of grad roles at the bigger companies you mentioned - so some roles might be covered vs others not.

One specific company I do know is Oliver Wyman, which does sponsor MBAs, but makes it harder than MBB. Whereas at MBB the standard rule is 2 years at company + 2 years after, at OW it's 3+3.

Best is to ask the companies/interviewers on their specific policies!

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updated an answer on Nov 18, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


Depends on the region. In some regions even MBB will not sponsor you. I would assume that it is much harder to get a sponsorship with Tier 2 companies.

It is also a wrong assumption that most of the people get sponsorship. If you take the sponsorship - you can't get the MBA scholarship and in many cases, it makes much more sense to investigate this option. E.g at Harvard the total scholarship is now up to 90% of the tutition;)

Good luck!


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Eaton Business School replied on Sep 29, 2021

If you are working for a company you can fill an application or write a letter to the manager for MBA sponsorship

State that why they need to sponsor you what value the company will get like points

Select Top Online MBA provider with the high-value UK accredited certification 


My suggestion is Eaton Business School

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replied on Nov 18, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


Yes indeed, in MBB is much more common -even with OW it can be very tricky-.

Good luck!

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replied on Nov 17, 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

Pretty much every single large consultancy, much cheaper for them than having to recruit a new consultant they'd have to train

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Anonymous B updated the answer on Nov 17, 2018


I think it depends on the region. I know Accenture ME covers tuition only after you've been a consultant for a year and it's open for everyone; however, due to the competitiveness in Accenture US, the scholarship is dependent on availability every year and people compete for the slots per PM/CC recommendations (this is secondhand information, so I'm not so sure about it).

Hope that clears things up!


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