What is the best master in the UK to get into MBB?

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New answer on Dec 29, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Sep 28, 2019

Hello Preplounge community,

I am a research analyst at BCG DRS as part of an outsourcing firm. I am interested to launch my consulting carrer in the UK and I thought that getting a master in a leading business school would definitely help my application. So from which masters top tier consulting firms in the UK are recruiting? Otherwise, could a referral in addition to my research experience (~1.5 years) at BCG be enough to land a job in a top tier consulting firm in the UK?

Thank you!

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Giulia
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replied on Sep 29, 2019
McKinsey Business Analyst | 3+ years Experience | MBA at LBS

Hi,

Since you are already working for a MBB, I would suggest to try the internal “transition” before thinking about a Master. I’m sure that you have already worked with “classic BCG” consultants, thus I’m sure you have a few supporters there. Popping up to the HR saying “Ehy, I don’t want to do DRS anymore, I’d rather be a regular consultant, can we do something about it?”, it’s for sure the first next step I would advice

Secondly, if you are really considering doing a Master, I would suggest to choose among the top 10 universities for MBA. MBB are actively recruiting from all of them and I agree that MBA is for sure the main Master they are looking for. London Business School could be a good idea if you want to remain in the UK, but take into account that London office is one of the most competitive in the world together with NY. Thus if you are flexible in moving to Dublin or in another Country, you should consider that as well.

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Deniz
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updated an answer on Sep 29, 2019
BCG | Kearney | 350+ trainees | 5+ years of experience in London, Dubai and Istanbul

Hello,

It is a tough question, but what I have done is that I studied MPhil in Management at Cambridge, which certainly helped me improve my CV. There are also other management/finance masters programmes offered by Imperial, LSE, KCL, Oxford, Warwick etc. that you may find it useful to look at, these are the target schools.

Best,

Deniz

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Nirmit
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replied on Sep 29, 2019
I will get you an offer|McKinsey Senior EM|Offers from MBB|100+ interviews at McKinsey|Recruiting Lead|Experienced hire

You should choose what you're interested in, but statistically MBAs are the majority of the consultants with a Masters background

Nirmit

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Clara
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replied on Dec 29, 2021
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

I have seen multiple questions lately in the Q&A regarding doing masters, which one to choose, MBA vs. MiM, which schools to choose (both in US and Europe).

I joined McK after finishing my master in Architecture (totally not related field of study, and still), and I am doing an MBA in MIT atm. Happy to talk about this, and also happy to guide you with MBA applications, something that I have been doing lately. 

To your question, in the UK I would go with LBS 

Feel free to PM! Cheers, 

Clara

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