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4mo 
DrApeman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm not sure how the US works (Europe MBB here), but at least in Europe we are relatively agnostic about your degree. I know people from my start class with Law, Econ, Finance, Humanities backgrounds. As long as you can showcase Leadership / Teamwork / Achievements / Solid grades / some good work experience, I don't see why you couldn't apply for a grad job directly without waiting for an MBA.

If others know better how the US MBB job market considers uni majors, please feel free to correct me. But in general I dont see a good reason why not.

4mo 
thestandingcoin, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My majors don't really concern me. It is mostly my school and work experience that does.

I am from a non target and only have a few months for work experience.

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4mo 
DrApeman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Again, I can only speak from an EU/UK perspective (with limited exposure about the US). At my MBB, in the UK, a few years ago you would have needed to come from Oxbridge or the London unis to get looked at, but this has changed quite a bit. Now, while we focus most of our intentional recruiting on major universities, we'll definitely look outside of the usual suspects.

For the US, I admit that most recent US hires I have met were usually from top schools (HYPSM). But I met some people from UIUC, UVA, etc. So, while those schools are very good, I dont know if they qualify as targets per se. Happy to stand corrected by my US peers.

And if this is the case indeed (that the school you come from matters so much) then maybe you should indeed look into starting elsewhere (e.g., Top Boutique, Tier 2) and lateraling in a few years. Who knows, you might like it where you are and choose to stay there.

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thestandingcoin, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've been thinking about doing boutiques and T2s as well but I've heard they mostly do operational consulting rather than higher level stuff. If that was the case, I'd rather stay where I am.

Are there firms outside of MBB that does mostly strategy consulting? Based on my research, there doesn't seem to be much.

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