Deciding between Consulting and IB and other options

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Basically, I have to decide what kind of job I want to pursue post MBA in order to even apply for an MBA.
How do I decide between Consulting, PE, IB without any internships beforehand?

My background: I am a CFA charterholder, working in Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence) in one of the Big 4 accounting firms.I also have a very good GMAT and TOEFL score.

How can I make the decision? To be honest, I have no reasonably defensible preference for any of those jobs as I believe any of those jobs would be "better" along most dimensions compared to my current job.

Dimensions being:

  1. Pay
  2. chances of moving up corporate ladder (lot of stuck senior managers at our firm, probably a lack of attractive exit opps + lack of demand for partners)
  3. Prestige: as the accountants on any deal, we are always at the bottom of the totem pole.

Any help?

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Dec 26, 2018