I am graduating from a target school in the U.S. Right now, I am considering two offers: Analyst in top Econ. Consulting firm in the U.S. (think AG/Brattle/Cornerstone, my background is not in Econ/Finance)analyst / associate consultant in an Emerging Market (Major player in region, office growing at 20%/year, not as travel intensive as in the U.S.).
Of course, we are not comparing "Apples to apples", but sometimes you have to choose between dissimilar things. Some considerations:
-My plan for the future will be M7 MBA, and then move to strategy or PE (PE is more likely to happen in Emerging Market after MBA, for evident reasons). If I do Econ. consulting, switching to MBB in the U.S. will be also an option.
- I am a numbers person. I would probably enjoy Econ. cases a little bit more, but the client facing part of MBB is definitely a great skill to have.
-Both companies sponsor MBAs, but sponsorship seems more likely to occur in the MBB.
- In compensation terms, if we consider cost of life and taxes, I will make an extra 50% in the U.S. in the first three years.
What insights can you give in this case? Thanks!