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    should I apply to MBA or apply now direct to MBB?

    MBA MBB
    Most recent answer on Jul 07, 2021
    <p>I have worked in non governmental organization for my whole career ( around ten years). I wanted to break into MBB.What is the best way to do that? I am 35 years so I am thinking if I apply now to MBB I may not have chance to be invited for the interview but with a top MBA at least I will get the interview. Even if I don't end up at MBB after MBA I would have other opprtunities with other global firms. so what  advice can you experts give to me?  I also just want to appreciate the coaches here. I always check these forum and read the your answers to the questions and they always help us in making decisions. Be blessed and thanks in advance for your response. Cheers</p>
    Hey,  Clearly you have rich work experience. Don't see the MBA as a way to "get in". If you are thinking about a top school, its a significant investment of time, effort and money. So there needs to be a genuine desir ... (read entire answer)
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    What's your opinion on University of Illinois online MBA?

    career move MBA MBB Online MBA
    Most recent answer on Jun 27, 2021
    <p>Whats your take on University of illinois MBA and other online MBA for career change?. I am thinking of applying to the above university since it is cheaper and cost $22,000. I want to apply to MBA for career change and have access to a brand name. And post MBA am planning to apply to MBB and other brand names such as Goggle and Amazon. so do you guys think I can achieve the above objective with an online MBA. Any advice on online MBA will be highly appreciated. As for the coaches here your advices are  really appreciated and your advices changes people lives be it finiancially, mentally or general wellbeing. BE BLESSED abdundantly </p>
    My honest advice is stay to clear of online MBA program. Investment of time, effort and money into MBA must be planned well and done with full commitment. If you cut corners here and there, the rewards you reap will als ... (read entire answer)
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    MBB application success chance without MBA

    BIG3 MBA
    Most recent answer on Jun 06, 2021
    <p>Dear Colleagues,</p> <p>I’d like to ask for advice regarding the possibility to switch to MBB. I’ve been living and working in CIS, now I’m considering opportunities to change jobs and move to Europe.</p> <p>Short background:</p> <p>Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics with honors from #1 University in Russia (high quality education, strong emphasis on quants)</p> <p>Work experience:</p> <p>9+ yrs working experience – in audit function, 3 yrs in Big4, remaining - in internal audit in financial sector (local holding, #1 on the local market).​</p> <p>Holder of professional certifications: ACCA, CIA – fully complete, membership obtained + in progress: FRM</p> <p>Why I want to shift to MBB:</p> <p>I’ve always been interested in consulting mainly due to diversity of clients and projects (during my time in Big4 I audited clients in oil&amp;gas, transportation, construction, etc + now added financial sector). At this moment my job seems to have ran out of challenging projects, so I want to try something new.</p> <p>Fast paced environment where I can constantly learn and interact with a lot of people suits me perfectly.</p> <p>My current company is a long-term client of Big3 with a wide range of projects (strategy, risks, hr, etc) and I participated in communication with consultants, review of the presentations, etc ​ from the client side. So, I have a feeling of how it works.</p> <p>Challenges:</p> <p>I don’t have an MBA, and just by looking at company names, my CV does not seem “catchy”.</p> <p>I can obtain an MBA if necessary – the program is not difficult for me considering strong Bachelor’s degree+professional certifications+work experience, however full-time MBA will leave me without a job for 1-2 yrs, and an executive MBA is too costly.</p> <p>Considering all of the above, kindly ask you to advise me on my chances to be recruited without an MBA (might get an executive MBA later in case I get accepted to consulting firm). I’m not a fresh graduate and very time conscious now, so the perspective of becoming a consultant at 35 (in case with obtaining MBA prior to applying to MBB) is not an option for me:)</p> <p>​</p>
    Hi there, You can definitely apply without an MBA – there are zero downsides compared to not applying at all. Worst case, you may opt for an MBA if you get rejected. Given you lack strong brand names in the CV, I be ... (read entire answer)
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    Better Move before T-15 MBA

    career Career Advising career choice Career choice suggestion consulting Energy Energy Consulting insurance MBA MBA Application Advice
    Most recent answer on May 07, 2021
    <p>Hi! I've recently got offered two entry-level positions that I am currently contemplating about and hoped to hear some guidance and advice before making my final choice. <br> My goal is to move on to a top MBA (M7, T-15) about 5 years later and to possibly make a transition in to MBB or Tier 2 (OW, S&amp;, Big 4) Consulting soon in my career. I've wanted to learn which of these choices would better position me to achieve this goal. <br> </p> <p>1. Energy, Sustainability Consulting in Tier 3 Firm (Think ZS, Guidehouse, Huron) </p> <p>2. Strategy, Risk Consulting at Top Insurance Brokerage Firm (Think Marsh, WTW, AON) <br> <br> I do like the topics of energy and Insurance very much. Energy I think is a topic well-positioned towards the future and Insurance has been a strong sector that also has large potential due to the increasing level of uncertainty within society. <br> <br> The one concern I have is that, I might be getting too specialized in a certain industry at too early of my career. I'm worried that this might hinder the possibility of getting into a top MBA and transitioning my career in to MBB or Tier 2 consulting within my future. <br> <br> I'd love to hear any advice regarding the choices I should make and hope you have a great day!</p>
    Hi there, First, congratulations on both offers! You have a good problem to have. Now, the first point I would make is: How could you not specialize? Any role you take is technically specializing! Don't get fussed u ... (read entire answer)
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    MBA sponsorship from top consulting firms

    MBA MBB Sponsorship
    Most recent answer on Apr 23, 2021
    <p>Hello everyone,</p> <p>I have questions about MBA and I would be really grateful if you can give me some hints:</p> <p>1- How do top consulting firms choose to sponsor MBAs? Is it based on the performance and the potentiel of the consultant that wants to do the MBA?</p> <p>2- Do consulting firms sponsor all the MBA tuition fees or only a percent? What about living expenses? </p> <p>3- Why do consulting firms sponsor MBAs whilst many MBA graduates thrive to join consulting firms? They could recrut directly these graduates without loosing money, no? </p> <p>4- Do consulting firms cut the salary entirely until the candidate graduates? </p> <p>5- When is the best moment to apply for a MBA? How many years of experience is required to increase the chances to get accepted in a top MBA? </p> <p>Thank you so much.</p>
    Hi there, You need to understand that this varies by company and region, but, in general, the following statements hold. 1- How do top consulting firms choose to sponsor MBAs? Is it based on the performance and the ... (read entire answer)
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    MIM with full ride scholarship or MBA?

    master in management MBA MBB
    Most recent answer on Apr 14, 2021
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>I am a final year undergraduate student in engineering. I'd like to get into MBB consulting. I have a chance to get a full ride government scholarship. However, the scholarship organisation clearly stated they won't aid for an MBA. I've already received a response that they are willing to fund other business management degrees. That's why I am looking for MIM programmes. I would also have a chance to growing my network via this scholarship (they would set me up in a close-knit group of about 100 people). My options are limited to 3 reputable universities:</p> <p>1. MPS in management Cornell, US</p> <p>2. MSc Management UCL, UK</p> <p>3. MMS Duke, US</p> <p>Should I take my scholarship? or decline it and pursue an MBA later on?</p> <p>(Actually for Cornell, they state on their website that the MPS programme could be a pathway to their 1-year MBA programme. I think it would be redundant.)</p> <p>Thanks!</p>
    Hi there, If your goal is MBB, I would recommend the following: Apply to MBB after undergrad if applicable (in some countries you need a Master to apply) If rejected, go for the fully-paid MIM (choose the option ... (read entire answer)
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    What are the best MBA programs?

    MBA university
    Most recent answer on Apr 14, 2021
    <p>I want to join an MBA program, but I'm a bit lost....I feel kinda overwhelmed with all the different information and universities with an MBA program. So I thought I will ask you guys, since you might have some more experience ;) I don't have much of a preference for a specific country, I am open to anything if it gives me the best possibilities for my career. I would like to hear some personal experiences and opinions. Factors that interest me are prestige of the school, fees, location...</p> <p>Cheers, guys! </p>
    Hi, there's a lot of different sources you can use to get information about MBAs and I would distinguish them in 2 buckets: - Information about the program: courses, professors, student body, post MBA employment opp ... (read entire answer)
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    MBA vs BBA Curriculum

    BBA harvard insead London MBA MBA Experience stanford Wharton
    Most recent answer on Apr 08, 2021
    <p>I have studied at a tier1 University BBA. What is the difference between the MBA and BBA curriculum? I can't see any big differences or am I wrong?</p>
    Hi, It's hard to say without knowing your University. But in most of the cases MBA is different in the following: Learning method - Mostly case method with little to no lectures Electives - they are totally diff ... (read entire answer)
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    MBA Application Issue

    insead lbs MBA
    Most recent answer on Mar 26, 2021
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>Have you ever heard anything about a background check at INSEAD and LBS? Of course, I am not thinking of anything illegal, I just want to avoid possible problems with applications (by saying something that I cannot prove documentary, for example).</p> <p>1. Do these schools employ third-party companies such as Kroll or Re vera or do such a check themselves?</p> <p>2. Do these schools ask for payrolls and tax returns, or a letter from the employer may be enough?</p> <p>3. What kind of documentation Is required for INSEAD's need-based scholarships? (proof of income, salary slips, tax declarations...?)</p> <p>Many thanks!</p>
    Hi there, I haven't heard of this, but I'm also confused by your question...just tell the truth...it's that simple. Background checks essentially are used to confirm that you existed at that institution, in the role ... (read entire answer)
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    MBB Post-MBA Compensation in Dubai

    dubai MBA MBB
    Most recent answer on Mar 26, 2021
    Anonymous A asked on Mar 23, 2021
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>Could you please share up-to-date information on MBB compensation for post-MBA positions in Dubai? By compensation, I mean basic salary, performance, signing and relocation bonuses, allowances (house...). Specific numbers are highly welcome, but you may compare them with the US ones as well.</p> <p>Thank you in advance!</p>
    Hi, Could you please share up-to-date information on MBB compensation for post-MBA positions in Dubai? By compensation, I mean basic salary, performance, signing and relocation bonuses, allowances (house...). Specifi ... (read entire question)
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    BCG MBA Sponsorship

    BCG MBA Sponsorship
    Most recent answer on Mar 24, 2021
    <p>Dear Preplounge community, </p> <p>I would like to know how it works at BCG with the MBA sponsorship. </p> <p>Assuming BCG pays for my MBA and I want to change BCG offices after graduation, do I have to pay back the MBA costs?</p> <p>Many thanks and kind regards,<br> Esther</p>
    Hello! MBA sponsorship has a lot of nuances indeed. If after graduation you want to change offices, 1st of all the destination office needs to accept you (& your debt), which is not so straight forward. Then ... (read entire answer)
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    MBB recruit for MBAs

    MBA
    Most recent answer on Mar 22, 2021
    <p>Hi, I am going to start my MBA this summer. To prepare my MBA recruit for MBB later on, I've heard that the PST test is not required for MBA students, or do I still need to work out the Math preparation?</p> <p>Thanks</p>
    Hi there, PST is no longer required anywhere really. So no, you don't need to prepare for that. Regardless, my understanding is MBA candidates do not have to take any of these exams but things could be changing here ... (read entire answer)
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    MBB after Tech+MBA

    MBA MBB tech
    Most recent answer on Mar 19, 2021
    <p>In the last 3 years, I have been working (product management) at a leading digital scaleup in the EU. I'm planning to apply for an MBA at a US target school (intake 2022).<br> 1) My experience in tech will constitute an advantage or a disadvantage for landing a job at MBB after the MBA?<br> 2) Could I become a "generalist" consultant at MBB? Or is it more likely to be hired for the digital practice?</p>
    To answer your question quickly: 1) The experience itself is neither. Any advantage or disadvantage will be due to your success at identifying transferable skills, especially analytical skills, as well as the impact ... (read entire answer)
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    From MBB to PE

    MBA MBB Private Equity
    Most recent answer on Mar 18, 2021
    <p>Dear community! </p> <p>It is going without saying that it is difficult to transfer from MBB to PE. Still, there are some PE firms that allow that. The question is to which extent "the prestige" of an MBB office may increase such a transfer? In case the target PE firm is in London, should I work there as an MBB consultant or it is ok to work in Dubai's MBB office?</p> <p>Thank you in advance!</p>
    Hi there, I would say it's absolutely do-able to transfer from MBB to PE. I would make sure you're setting yourself up for this, by taking on the right roles/responsibilities and networking early, but it's totally ach ... (read entire answer)
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    Obtaining breadth of experience

    Experienced Hire MBA MBB
    Most recent answer on Mar 08, 2021
    <p>Hello PrepLoungers,</p> <p>I've been trying to break into consulting for some time now as an experienced hire, however I am getting rejected time, after time. Sometimes I do receive personalized feedback, and more often that not it talks about the "lack of breadth", as my career is focused on working in production environments (both planning and people-management positions). </p> <p>I've currently got an offer from a multinational warehousing company (Market Cap &gt; $40B) for a position of IT Project Manager. The project themes would span from software to AI or robotics ones. I would be planning to complete an MBA after some time (or concurrently) in that position.</p> <p>Would you think that IT Projects position would be a good way to both increase my profile attractiveness to the MBB and MBA recruitment?</p> <p>Thanks!</p>
    Hi there, IT Project Manager is not the standard background to transition to MBB, however if: You will be involved in strategic activities You have to manage a team and interact with C-Level The brand of the c ... (read entire answer)
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    what kind of pre MBA work experience would be beneficial to get in to a management consulting profile at big three?

    consulting MBA workex
    Most recent answer on Feb 22, 2021
    <p>Background:</p> <p>I(indian) have worked as a design/project engineer in renewable energy sector(hydro) until now. 2 years at a reputed big Austrian OEM in India and 2 years at a small japanese company(for international work-ex). I delayed my plans to get into an MBA program due to covid and still will be working untill the upcoming applications season, but am at a crossraods.</p> <p>current situation, changing jobs</p> <p>I have 3 options in front of me :</p> <p>1. An engineering role at one of japans biggest engineering consulting and infrastructure firm.</p> <p>2. An associate project manager role at a wind enrgy firm in japan.(10 year old big startup of sorts)</p> <p>3. a renewable enregy financial consultant at a multinational consulting firm ( other than big 4 or big 3) but in new delhi India.</p> <p>which one should I choose for maximising odds of landing a conulting job in the us or europe in the big 3 after an MBA later next year.</p> <p>sorry for the long post and thanks if you are answering.</p>
    Hi there, Congrats on your offers! That's not a small thing, and they all sound great! If you're 100% sure of aiming at MBB, go 3-2-1. And still, if you can choose something you are really interested in, don't t ... (read entire answer)
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    Companies that Sponsorship MBA in the UK

    MBA
    Most recent answer on Feb 21, 2021
    <p>MBA sponsorship seems to be more common int he US than the UK. Outside the consulting firms, which companies sponsor MBAs in the UK? Do the following US MBA sponsors also sponsor in the UK?: </p> <ul> <li>Apple</li> <li>Baird</li> <li>Bank of America</li> <li>Capital One</li> <li>Chevron</li> <li>Credit Suisse</li> <li>Disney</li> <li>Intel</li> <li>Goldman Sachs</li> <li>Google</li> <li>Starbucks</li> <li>Wells Fargo</li> <li>Proctor and Gamble</li> <li>Raytheon</li> </ul> <p>Thank you. </p>
    Hello! You need to touch base and network with the companies directly. A priori, I believe that none of those sponsor -in MIT, for instance, the only sponsored people come form consulting, mostly MBB-. Hope it h ... (read entire answer)
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    MBA Choice

    MBA
    Most recent answer on Jan 20, 2021
    <p>Hello everyone!</p> <p>I have managerial experience working for a large non-profit organization in an Eastern European country. I want to get an MBA and go to an English-speaking MBB office in Western Europe/the ME/Singapore. What could be more useful for such a transition: INSEAD or LBS? </p>
    Hi A, I am currently still in my MBA after my time at Bain. Here are some thoughts. I decided against INSEAD and a European MBA for specific reasons - I think a top-10 US MBA is the way to go - you can work then where ... (read entire answer)
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    are mbb seattle/ sf office hiring mba full time now

    hiring MBA MBB
    Most recent answer on Jan 01, 2021
    <p>are mbb seattle/sf office hiring mba now or they want to wait first and hire later than usual?</p>
    Hi, They are hiring, however they decided to provide offers to absolutely all interns this year. Thus the demand for Associates is very low and the chances of being invited for an interview are much lower than usual. ... (read entire answer)
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    I am a current target MBA who didn't pass the resume screening for consultancies in Dubai. It seems to be harder now

    dubai MBA
    Most recent answer on Dec 31, 2020
    <p>I am a current MBA who didn't pass the resume screening for consultancies in Dubai. It seems to be harder than before. Previously they contacted me. It seems like the only thing I can do is to wait for a year before reapplying.</p>
    Hi Anonymous, Being in a target school alone does by far not guarantee you passing the CV screening and securing your interview slot. Putting together a consulting resume is not a simple task - summarizing your life ... (read entire answer)
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