MBB research back office vs Big 4 consulting front

Hi there,

I am an undergrad at a semi-target school and was offered internships at Big 4 Consulting and MBB Research (think McK Knowledge, BCG DRS). I assume that MBB has a better brand but the role is back-office, whereas the Big 4 internship is client-facing front-office.

I also want to note that the Big 4 role is within the Management Consulting arm and is not the strategy arm like Strategy& and EY-Parthenon. 

I plan to apply for front-office consulting roles in MBB and Tier 2 next year. Which one would put me in a better position?

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  • Consultant in Consulting
May 22, 2022 - 11:14am

Front office will put you in a better position I'd imagine because the work will be more transferable

May 23, 2022 - 11:04am
kindheartedconsultant, what's your opinion? Comment below:

MBB only has brand recognition in consulting IF you are doing the consulting itself. Big 4 would be the no-brainer here, without question, unless you want to have a career in research/library science instead of consulting.

Remember, always be kind-hearted.
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May 24, 2022 - 7:46pm

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