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What kind of jobs can you get with an MBA?

One Federal Solution asked on Sep 11, 2018 - 3 answers

In order to employed by the big consultant firm, is pre-MBA experience important?

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Alessandro
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replied on Sep 11, 2018
Bain & Company | University of Cambridge | CV/Resume writing | 770 GMAT

Hi there,

Of course, Pre-MBA work experience is important for consulting, as it needs to demonstrate certain skills/qualities that MBB are looking for – for example, leadership, entrepreneurial drive, analytical/problem solving skills.

However, in the vast majority of cases, if your work experiences were good enough to get you into a good MBA (where MBB would likely recruit), then it would also be good enough to be considered for MBB.

What really matters is how you build your story – what you did before, how it has helped you develop/what you have learned, and why you are now sure that consulting is the right career step for you.

Hope that helps!

Egor
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replied on Sep 11, 2018
McKinsey/Actionable feedback/Harvard University/Warwick Business School

Hi OFS,

The fact you have MBA is your passport to enter MBB-you easily pass screening. Afterwards, everything depends on you. You should show:

  1. Deep problem-solving
  2. Effective and mature communication

And you would get the Associate position in any MBB.

I am sure, you will hit it.

All the best,

Egor

Vlad replied on Sep 11, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

It depends on the following factors:

Best!