Career Progression: Strategy Consulting to MBA to ?
So this is more of a vent than a specific question, but would really appreciate hearing what others have to say, especially from those who feel similarly after working in strategy.
Background: I studied Industrial Engineering at a top public UG, have been working at a non MBB (but well known) Management Consultancy for the past 5 years in their Digital Strategy group, and am starting full time at an M7 this fall.
Situation: I've been spending some time reflecting on what I really want to do post MBA and am pretty confused. I've really enjoyed working in strategy - the challenging business problems, exposure to various industries, short length of projects, executive level visibility, etc. But after a couple years of doing this, I sort of feel like I don't have any tangible skills and just know a little of everything.
Question: I've been thinking of pursuing Corporate Strategy after business school, so I can maintain the aspects of consulting I've enjoyed, but do so at one company where I can build some industry expertise. However, I worry that doing this will leave me in the same situation of being the guy building/presenting bullshit strategic proposals and still not developing any real skills. I've been looking at Corporate Development, which seems strategic while allowing me to build up Finance/Modeling skills - I just don't know how feasible it is for someone without a Finance/Banking background.
Are there other post MBA roles where I can get the exciting nature of strategic work while also becoming an 'expert' at something? Everyone I've talked to tells me i'm a moron and to stay in Strategy