MBB refers to the three largest consulting firms: McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company.

Currently at EY for corporate real estate consulting, but would like to pursue strategy as opposed to implementation. Bain & McK have CRE practices; is a jump from B4 to MBB unlikely? Didn’t apply to either directly from college

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Do you get invited to more social events at your MBA when you’re mbb sponsored vs other classmates?

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Anyone able to provide a referral to T2 or MBB? Hoping to get my resume in front of a recruiter prior to the break. Thanks

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Have $1K to spend on “professional development” by 12/31. Will be starting MBA at HBS in Fall ‘23. Hoping for MBB post-MBA. Any advice on what to spend the $ on? Thanks!

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Is now a terrible time to try and lateral within consulting at the Senior Consultant level? Looking at T2 and MBB. I have referrals lined up at the firms I’m most interested in but I have yet to apply. Are firms still hiring? FYI I’m in Supply Chain/Manufacturing tech and strategy.

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Have $1K to spend on “professional development” by 12/31. Will be starting MBA at HBS in Fall ‘23. Hoping for MBB post-MBA. Any advice on what to spend the $ on? Thanks!

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Looking to go from T2 to MBB post MBA, but in currently on golden handcuffs with my firm. How to bring up buying me out of my contract during the interview process?

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HBS (FinAid TBD) vs Wharton ($70K total) ? ST goal is MBB and unsure about LT goal. Would want to optimize for strength of community at/beyond school, opportunities across industries (incl nonprofits & social impact), long-term career outlook, and prestige. Thank you!!

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Hows the WLB in BCG data and analytics? Better at all than most MBB?

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Thinking of applying to MBB in the new year. How would you present the Coaching badge from FB on your resume ? I’m thinking:

“Recognized for providing insightful advice and guidance to over 9,000 MBB consultants, prospective consultants, and other forum participants”

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Do mbb and big 4 do different types of work in deal making?

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Anyone know about Publicis Sapient’s comp and WLB at the Principal and up levels? Is it comparable to MBB?

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How can I get into MBB companies
I will be a MBA passout in 2023 with previous 2 years of work ex in TCS

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My goal is to develop a true strategy consulting skillset and get "certified" by working at MBB. Currently at Deloitte (not in strategy).

Where there's a will, there's a way, so asking for advice from people who have actually made this happen. How did you do it? Hardcore solo research? Tapping into contacts for resume reviews? Working with a coach? Please share whatever resources you found helpful. Also, would love to hear the pros/cons of your recommendation vs. other approaches. Thank you!

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I'm seeking a transition from a high-growth Tech Scale-up to VC or PE. I'm armed with two years of Product Manager and, before that, 1 year in MBB; plus I've tackled extensive commercial due-diligence for targets anywhere from $50M - $500M - any idea to make this ambition a reality? Grateful for all advice.

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Looking to break into MBB. Have 2 friends at one of the firms that can both provide a referral. Should I first try to get in touch with a recruiter and/or someone in my desired practice using LinkedIn? Will this be more valuable than applying online w/ 2 referrals?

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Anybody hear work at MBB in both Africa and a developed market? Would love to hear more about your experiences varied across regions.

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Hass ($$) vs. Kellogg

Did engineering for undergrad and have an analytics/data science background.

I’m hoping to pivot to consulting in the short term with a preference for MBB and plan B would be tech/LDP at a consumer product company. Long term would like to have a sustainability component to my work.

Chicago based so would appreciate experience of living in a new area, but not sure if my chances at Kellogg are significantly better for MBB. Please help! Preference for SF or Chi office

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How common is it to get all MBB interviews but no offers at an MBA program? I have mine coming up and am scared of the possibility of striking out.

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Do you get a corporate Amex card when you join MBB in London?

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Would quant trading internship experience assist with getting offers for MBB (generalist) or their digital consulting arms?

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Been working on a plan and making connections to move from ACN consulting to PE pre-MBA.

My experience/background is predominantly management consulting & strategy-type engagements. However, I know that ACN is non-target unlike MBB.

Curious to know if there are any others who have made this switch, and/or if this seems doable? In my opinion, the right connections can make anything possible but feel free to reality-check. I know this is a supportive bowl, so any tips or advice welcome too!

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It’s rare to see MBB or Big4 folks shift to boutiques. It seems like there would be upside (less travel, more leadership opportunities, ability to focus / gain industry focused expertise, similar and maybe better comp) but this doesn’t seem to be a common path. Other than the perception of lower prestige, hard to see downsides. What am I missing?

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Looking for a referral to MBB

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Deloitte pay bands in Canada? Anyone have any insight? And how it compare to other big4, T2/MBB

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Best MBB for life sciences?

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Hello all MBB friends - I saw in the bowl before that for McKinsey NY office, it is about 60% H/W, 20% CBS and 20% other schools. Is this also similar at BCG and Bain? So if post MBA goal is to work at MBB in NYC, I am guessing that CBS has a slight advantage compared to Booth as predominant portion of Booth grads will be recruited to work at Chicago office?

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How is experience at Alvarez & Marsal - PEPI (private equity performance improvement) group viewed by MBB? Senior associate with 1.5 yoe at A&M within ops + 4 yoe in industry. Do I have a chance to lateral to MBB and what position can I lateral to?

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Bain & Company Is it possible to get into MBB without an MBA? Currently 3 YOE consultant with Deloitte. Looking for any advice on what I can do to market myself best when the time comes to try and jump. Looking for any type mentorship advice! McKinsey & Company Bain & Company @BCG

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Did MBB reduce hiring numbers for MBA summer associates?

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Is bain also taking people from IIM/IIT are all MBB requiring IIT/IIM at consultant level as well do they have these criteria any non IIM/IITian switched to any MBB company here

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Tech PM vs MBB post business school? How do you weigh the options?

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Need advice. McCombs $, NYU (no scholarship), or Goizueta $$$$ for MBA?

Post MBA goal is MBB.

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I’ve been in a corporate/internal strategy role for 1.5 years after M7-MBA. I’ve been in a very toxic team and I want to get out. I’ve started looking for jobs and noticed that there are not many consultant/associate level type of roles. My team has demoralized me to the point I don’t think I’m ready for MBB and a friend at MBB said they want to get out too. Any advice on what kind of jobs to look for post this exp of strategy? Feel lost.

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Has anyone moved from MBB to PE ops and regretted it? Expecting to get an offer for ~1.5x current comp and seriously considering it.

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Genuine curious - do we have any CBS J term students who got into MBB? I know for J term you really cant apply for summer internship so most likely will have to apply directly and wonder how that exp was and how tough it really is to get the spot wout summer internship.

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For the managers at MBB, how do you evaluate your senior consultants/associate/consultants (whatever designation you give) for promotion. Please provide pointers! Thanks much!

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Is it a better idea to go to boutique consulting/corporate strategy at mid/big corporate versus strategy/program management at startup/mid-size tech if my end goal is mbb?

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How are mbb exits these days? Curious what you guys are seeing compared to a year ago.

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What would be a reason to jump from PE ops to MBB

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Have a final round with bcg coming up soon. Would someone who got into MBB be willing to share your thoughts on how to ace the final round and what you think you did well that helped?

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Anyone went the APD (Advanced Prof Degree) route at MBB? Is a 1 page resume an absolute must? Would love to connect to learn more. TIA!

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If all the top consulting firms made anonymous decks or gave anonymous pitches to a client, eg no branding and the client did not know which firm made which deck, do you actually think that the client would prefer MBB?  Is MBB actually coming up with better/more innovative solutions? I feel like I see many repeat or slightly altered solutions on almost all of my cases, are these really things that people at Deloitte/Accenture etc aren’t coming up with?

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What GMAT test score is needed for MBB recruiting?

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McKinsey & Company Bain & Company I am looking for a referral for MBB McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company, Accenture, Deloitte, or Kearney. I have entrepreneurship experience with an app startup as a COO, I consulted startups/SMB, and I also have analytics experience in academia. I also held management roles with multiple family businesses mainly for tech and it’s implementation during undergraduate. I just need guidance on what to apply for that I am qualified for. Please DM me.

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McKinsey & Company Does MBB have a minimum GRE score they look at when recruiting MBA candidates (like 320+)? McKinsey & Company

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What qualifies as an experienced hire at MBB? Is there an upper or lower bound on YOE, particularly YOE post-MBA?

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Anyone looking to case prep this week? I'm pretty experienced (albeit with little to show for it 😅) - I've interviewed with all MBB incl some final rounds and now prepping for interviews with boutiques

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Applying to MBB tomorrow. Could anyone take a look at my résumé? :)

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At what point is it too late to switch into PM from consulting? I get people do it all the time, but how often is a 33 yr individual at MBB or Big 4 getting a PM offer at FAANG (that’s willing to put in the work)?

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Anyone tried 1:1 coaching sessions with ex-MBB coaches such as the ones on PrepLounge, CaseCoach, Management Consulted, etc? Are they worth it?

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How is new parent life at mbb? Especially for the M level folks. I know the firms were trying to make this a more pleasant experience than it’s been previously…curious how this has been panning out?

Is it exceedingly difficult with newborns or small children?

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If I’m not good at case interviews is it a sign that I don’t have what it takes to be successful in MBB?
Have business sense but lacking structure which is obviously going to be fairly significant in the role. Have a few opportunities with T1/T2 firms to bring my digital expertise in, but suck so badly at case interviews

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Does MBB do payments consulting?

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Any MBB/T2 firms growing your transaction banking/payments practice (s&o not tech)?

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May want to end up at MBB one day...interviewed last year and went to final rounds but didnt get offer. I now have an offer for a top tier fortune 500 company doing something innovative and a boutique consulting firm with similar pay. Where should I go?

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If I went from FAANG to MBB, would that be a bad transition if I’m interested in Data Analytics. QuantumBlack, Platinion, Advanced Analytics. Sure I’d probably become a SQL/Pandas monkey but I feel like MBB has access to the coolest data in the world and I miss being able to work with a variety of industries. I do hate making slides but MBB seems pretty serious about having dedicated Data Scientists/Engineers as SMEs.

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Any other former B4 or MBB partners glad they left consulting for FAANG leadership role? As one who is so glad I am doing something different after 20 years in the “grind” I am looking for others who have made the move!

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How would MBB treat a rising sixth year PhD Candidate who already accepted a job offer at one of their firms but would like to leave with a Master's degree to avoid spending several more years in their program (COVID messed their thesis project up)? Would they be forced to enter at the undergrad level or would the offer be pulled entirely? Asking for a friend.

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Can a HEDSIS auditor tell me about the position?

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