It really depends on who the academia (i.e. what is his / her credential) and how the reference is writtend. However, I think in general this will not be a negative addition.
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Referrals for MBB normally come from current employees. Unless your supervisor has links with that particular MBB it won’t matter much. Still, if you have it ready you can include it in your application - worst case will have zero impact.
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