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Is it possible to join MBB as a marketing graduate?

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I have Masters degree in marketing. Is that sufficient to join McKinsey, Bain or BCG as an Associate or do I need to go to business school?

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Andrea
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replied on 06/08/2018
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years

First a clarification: I assume that when you say "associate" you refer to the entry level position right after university (that's the name of the position at BCG, at McK is Business Analyst)

If that is the case, while I agree that it depends on the country, I think is possible to enter even without work experience.

If by "associate" instead you mean the position after the entry level one, then degree doesn't matter much anymore (it makes it easier or harder, true) and instead work experience becomes more relevant.

Hope it helps,

Andrea

Vlad replied on 06/08/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

If you don't have any work experience, it is not sufficient. I heard only about a couple European countries where it may be sufficient to become a Fellow Associate (pre Asc role)

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