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    MBA vs BBA Curriculum

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    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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    Transfers and MBA at Bain

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    Most recent answer on Jan 13, 2021
    <p>Hi! </p> <p>I would like to know something more about the global transfers at Bain. How long do transfers at Bain last? I have read the transfers are of 6 months usually, but isn't there the possibility to have "longer" transfers of 1.5 years or 2? 6 months seem a very short amount of time.</p> <p>Plus, how much likely doeas Bain ITALY sponsor MBA?</p> <p>Thank you very much!</p>
    Currently doing the MBA, however turned down Bain's very generous offer for financial support since I will be switiching careers post-MBA. Disclaimer: Depends on the specific contract you have with Bain and the countr ... (read entire answer)
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    Advice for an Exec MBA candidate

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    Most recent answer on Jan 01, 2021
    <p>Hello, I am currently finishing my EMBA at INSEAD and will be applying to MBB in the UAE towards the end of the year, I am a pharmacist by education with 10+ years in various strategy/consulting roles in the pharma/healthcare industry. I had 2 questions that I would love your inputs on:</p> <p> What are the prospects for an EMBA graduate vs.an MBA in getting into MBB? and if i pass the process successfully, do i always start at the consultant role or does the experience gained in industry count?</p>
    Hi, I had a somewhat similar path to BCG. I did my Global Executive MBA at IE Business School after around 15 years of experience in industry and digital consulting. I came in to BCG late last year on the expert tra ... (read entire answer)
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    OW London experienced hire

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    Most recent answer on Dec 31, 2020
    <p>Has anyone been through the experienced hire path with OW. I am looking specifically at London but any advice helps. </p> <p>I have chatted with a few consultants with mixed reviews of this process vs the structured hiring. </p> <p>Thanks in advance!</p>
    Hi there, Could you clarify if you're asking about the experienced hire path for obtain an interview OR during the interviews? To obtain an interview, you can improve your odds by making sure you have a top-tier res ... (read entire answer)
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    MBA vs Undergrad & Master in Business for Entrepreneurship

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    Most recent answer on Nov 20, 2020
    <p>Dear preplounge community members</p> <p>I will soon reach my Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from a Swiss University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule). My grade will be average around 4.5 where 6 is the maximum grade. My problem is that i dont have any business skills and i want to learn as much i can before i start a company. I've worked only in the software industry as developer. I'm interested in Entrepreneurship (Tech Startups) and management consulting. I could think about to work as management consultant and stay there or switch after some years of consulting to entrepreneurship. I'm allowed to enroll for a bachelor of arts degree at the University of St. Gallen in the second year and finish the degree in 2 years instead of 3.</p> <p><strong>My Questions now are: </strong></p> <p>Does an MBA give you all the basic business fundamentals to successfully build and scale a company from zero to 100+ employees?</p> <p>Is there a possibility to go into a school like INSEAD for an MBA with my computer science degree. I'm not sure because i think that i need better grades and a more recognised university instead of a university of applied sciences?</p> <p>When i compare an MBA of INSEAD with a Master of Arts in Business Management at the University of St. Gallen. I can see that i've to study 3.5 years full time to reach the degree in St. Gallen and the INSEAD MBA only 11 months. So will i learn more with the undergraduate and master degrees St. Gallen instead of 11 months at INSEAD because i invest much more time? </p> <p>The costs for swiss cizitens to study at the university of st. gallen is very low (BA + MA around 10'000$ )when you compare it with an INSEAD MBA (&gt; 100'000$)</p> <p>Which way would you go? Every answer and experience is welcome.</p> <p>Thanks very much for your help :-)</p>
    Hi Anonymous, many questions here. I generally agree with Guennael and added my perspective based on my experience as founder post BCG. Does an MBA give you all the basic business fundamentals to successfully build ... (read entire answer)
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    Which MBA program in the US can you recommend?

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    Most recent answer on Nov 18, 2020
    <p>Hey everyone!</p> <p>I am currently thinking about applying for MBA programs and scholarships in the US (as a non US citizen). So I have a few questions:</p> <ul> <li>Which business schools are the best to enter and get contacts to MBB firms and consultants?</li> <li>What are the requirements?</li> <li>And what are other good (not necessarily top) universities you can recommend in the US?</li> </ul> <p>First hand experience would be great, but any help is appreciated. Thanks!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, As for your first and third question: there are several criteria to define which is the best business school; Marco provided a good analysis here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/what-ar ... (read entire answer)
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    Executive MBA (EMBA), Ivey Canada

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    Most recent answer on Nov 18, 2020
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>I am looking to enroll for an EMBA at Ivey, Canada. I have 5+ years of experience in the Oil &amp; Gas industry, but now working on my start-up focussing on e-commerce. Eventually, would like to transition into consulting. I would like to know if taking the program offered at Ivey be the right step to my goal. Please share your thoughts. </p>
    Hi there, to assess whether an MBA is the right choice in terms of your goal, I would recommend to first check the current alumni of the target MBAs you are considering on LinkedIn and see where they are working now. ... (read entire answer)
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    Which MBA Ranking is the most valued & The best MBA's in Europe?

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    Most recent answer on Nov 18, 2020
    <p>1)I know the financial times rankings but are there some other MBA rankings which i also should consider?</p> <p>2)Which MBA's are the best valued in europe?<br> <br> </p>
    INSEAD and LBS remain my top 2, just like Harvard, Stanford and Wharton are the perennial top 3 in the US.
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    MBA Application Advice

    BCG McKinsey and Bain Career Advising Career Coaching career progression MBA MBA Application Advice MBA Experience MBA graduate MBB
    Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2020
    <p>Dear friends,</p> <p>Hope everyone is doing fine through the current turbulent times. It would be great to hear your opinions and advice regarding the below situation (framed somewhat as a case, which I found easier to communicate):</p> <p><u>Current situation:</u> Consultant at Simon-Kucher and Partners for 1.5 years based in Dubai.</p> <p><u>Goal:</u> To course an MBA at a top american school for the following four reasons:</p> <ol> <li>Pivot in terms of career position (whether moving up the rank within consulting, switching industries or geography or embracing entrepreneurship)</li> <li>Expand and build a powerful network</li> <li>Upgrade CV (for potential entrepreneurship plans)</li> <li>Learn and make the most of the experience</li> </ol> <p><u>Question:</u> Which would be the best option in terms of <strong>a) timing (when to apply)</strong> and <strong>b) path </strong>to reach that goal, given the current situation?</p> <p>Initially, I have considered two options:</p> <ol> <li>Applying to and joining MBB to leverage the relations between the firms and target schools (increasing the chances of admission)</li> <li>Staying at SKP and applying directly after taking some time to prepare (building connections externally with alumni to obtain a referral)</li> </ol> <p>Additionally, insights from those of you who have had experience on the following topics would be very much appreciated:</p> <ul> <li>Time required to prepare applications to top MBA schools (including networking, GMAT prep, applications &amp; interviews)</li> <li>GMAT study plan (how to best prepare and recommended resources)</li> <li>Application process (this would vary by school, however it would be great to know what the general timeline looks like)</li> <li>Most important components of an application (i.e. referrals, career/life story, professional experience, network...)</li> <li>Outlook on MBA recruiting in top US schools</li> </ul> <p>Thank you very much in advance for your time and help!</p> <p>Looking forward to reading your comments, and to connect if you would be happy to share experience you or your contacts may have.</p> <p>Pedro</p>
    Hi Pedro, if you manage to spend some time in MBB before your MBA application, this will increase the chances to be accepted in a top MBA. Your options are not mutual exclusive though, you may try 1 (apply to MBB) and ... (read entire answer)
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    Should I do MBA

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    Most recent answer on Jan 27, 2020
    <p>Hi all</p> <p>I currently work at McKinsey but am considering to do MBA. For those that have done it, do you recommend doing so? Why / why not?</p>
    Hi Anonymous, generally speaking an MBA is good for three things: Building a network – you will be able to easily get in touch with people who attended the same MBA in the past Allow to switch career – after an ... (read entire answer)
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    MBA vs EMBA

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    Most recent answer on Dec 18, 2019
    <p>- Is there a difference in the curriculum between MBA and EMBA programs?</p> <p>- Is more material taught in the MBA than in the EMBA?</p>
    Hi, Based on what I've seen at Harvard, the programs are completely different: MBA usually has a required curriculum (finance, marketing, accounting, etc) and elective classes EMBA usually has multiple programs ... (read entire answer)
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    General Management Programme (GMP)

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    Most recent answer on Dec 18, 2019
    <p>Hello everyone I would like to learn the most important basics of business management to build up startups in the IT industry. Since I don't want to waste my time or money with an MBA, I thought about completing escp's general management program. The program contains the core curriculum of the EMBA program of ESCP which is ranked 9th in the EMBA ranking according to the Financial Times. The program is completely online.</p> <p>- What do you think about the quality of ESCP? </p> <p>- Can I use this training to build a good foundation in business management?</p> <p>https://www.escpeurope.eu/programmes/open-programmes/general-management-programme#In-Class-GMP-Track</p>
    Hello, That program seems to be good and ESCP is a good business school, but studying those topics is something far from being able to build a start up alone. I would rather read something on my own and ask for someon ... (read entire answer)
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    IE Global Online MBA opionions?

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    Most recent answer on Dec 13, 2019
    <p>What do you think of the IE Online MBA program. How is such an online MBA program viewed in the business world?</p> <p>https://www.ie.edu/business-school/programs/mba/global-online-mba/</p>
    Hi, It depends also on your academical background: if you have technical studies (e.g. engineering) every business course is appreciated. This program is really a good one, but It can not be compared to a full-time ... (read entire answer)
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    Mini MBA at Mckinsey University

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    Most recent answer on Dec 13, 2019
    <p>I'm currently working as a projectmanager and have a technical background. I'm very interested to learn more about business fundamentals. Can anyone recommend me a public program, which is similar to the Mini-MBA at Mckinsey University for non business majors?</p>
    Hi, meanwhile, I recommend starting to read "the personal MBA", a brilliant book that covers all the business fundamentals of top MBA programs. Hope it helps, Antonello
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    MBA Academic Experience and why MBB love MBAs ?

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    Recent activity on Jan 06, 2019
    Anonymous B gave the best answer on Jan 06, 2019
    <p>Hi Guys</p> <p><strong>Question 1: </strong>Why do MBBs love MBAs?</p> <p>I'm an engineer from europe and the people here study undergrad + master in business administration for around 10-15k instead of MBA's for 100k+. But they get into MBB's at lower positions.</p> <p><strong>Question2: </strong>So i know the MBA's have work experience but I cant understand how an MBA Student (lets say who studied history or arts in undergrad) can gain the same knowledge lets say at Insead in 11 months if you compare the knowledge of the undergrad + master student who went to a top business school in europe for 4.5 - 5 years? </p> <p><strong>Question 3:</strong> So i heard that an MBA is for networking and people who want to switch careers. And i heard that the academics are not so deep. You will just get a broad knowledge in business (general management). Is this true?</p> <p><strong>Question 4:</strong> If Question 3 is true how can this people work at MBB's at higher positions and consult big customers with only 11 months business school, where the main goal is to network and not academics? </p> <p><strong>Question 5:</strong> I know the undergrad + master student doesnt have work experience and this is important but lets say that this undergrad + master student works at mckinsey. After 2-3 years at Mckinsey this guy must be much better than the Insead MBA Student who studied arts before insead? Because the knowledge of the undergrad + master student must be much deeper and broader. This is just a logical assumption. Please correct me if I understood something wrong.</p> <p><strong>Question 6:</strong> So when I'm just more interested in the academics (business knowledge) it would make much more sense to do a second undergrad in business for very low cost instead an an MBA where people just want to climb the corporate ladder or switch careers or get a raise and network and party :-) ?</p>
    Anonymous, Your perception of MBAs is biased. Your focus on academics is narrow-minded and not strategic. Think about where the future is headed. We will have robots doing most of the technical/objective skills withi ... (read entire answer)
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    Will solving business cases make me a better entrepreneur?

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    Recent activity on Nov 20, 2018
    <p>Hi together. I'm an Engineer and my biggest dream is to start a company and to be successful with it. I don't have an Idea which problem I want to solve. Till I find a Problem worth solving I wanted to train my skills to become an entrepreneur. Will solving business cases be a good start for entrepreneurship? Thanks very much!</p>
    Hi, The best way of learning entrepreneurship is basically failing a couple of times. Solving the cases will help you learn how to approach complex problems (consulting at MBB will help you much more btw), however, I ... (read entire answer)
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    Booz Allen Hamilton or Roland Berger?

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    Recent activity on Nov 20, 2018
    <p>Hi All,<br> <br> I am currently working for Booz Allen Hamilton (outside of the U.S.). I am pre-MBA and have recently received an offer with Roland Berger (neither Europe nor U.S.). I am curious about everyone's opinions on these two companies as related to strategy consulting.<br> <br> Which company offers better experience in the strategy field? Will Roland Berger offer better pre-MBA experience? Is Roland Berger or BAH better for a top MBA application to a U.S. school?<br> <br> I would like to stay in strategy for the forseeable future before switching to an internal strategy role in industry.<br> <br> Many Thanks,<br> x</p>
    From a pure strat perspective, I'd go with RB. Huge caveat however, they are both Tier 2 and with significant geographical differences. Ultimately, I doubt it'd matter much so chose based on local strength in your area ... (read entire answer)
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    Looking for experienced MBA case partners.

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    <p>Hi,</p> <p>Have you done more than 50 cases? Are you an MBA? </p> <p>Propose a session date. I have my interview this Friday.</p> <p>Very happy about German speaking solvers.</p>
    Hi, Have you done more than 50 cases? Are you an MBA? Propose a session date. I have my interview this Friday. Very happy about German speaking solvers.
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