Hi there. I read on MBB's websites that for an associate(Mck system), MBA/ PhD degrees are preferred coupled with 4 years experience (sometimes 5 years depending on office). Just want to know whether 4/5 years exp is a mandatory with a decent MBA?
Asking as I'm currently in an inhouse consulting team within FS. Lucky enough to get promoted to an equiv. senior associate position but I only have less than 3 years exp. at the moment. I'm considering whether I should take MBA now (by intake I'd still have less than 4 years exp), or should I wait till I have ~5 yrs exp to start MBA?
Of course I'm assuming that I can get a great offer from target schools (INSEAD, Kellogg etc.). My consideration is that if I finish an MBA from one of these schools and the expectation is still to be considered as not experienced enough for an associate role, I better just stay where I am for another year and commence MBA application later.
PS. Location doesn't matter much for me. I don't have visa issue in the US and wouldn't mind working in SG/HK. And I reached out to some current MBBers the common feeling is that it's difficult to break in as a Junior Associate now with my level of experience (content is largely similar though).
Thanks in advance. Any suggestion would be much appreciated.