Equity Research at MS vs Mckinsey Business Analyst

I'm a university student who has an offer at MS for ER for a summer internship, however I am considering applying to Mckinsey too.

What would you say is more competitive?
if you were to assume a perfect hypothetical world where you had offers from both, which would you choose and why?

I'm really confused as to whether ER or consulting at one of the prestigious firms such as Mckinsey is better, so would appreciate all opinions and thoughts. Cheers

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Aug 1, 2019

cookie_jar0001, shame nobody has responded. Maybe one of these topics will help:

  • McKinsey Study: Future of Bulge Bracket http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-23/wall-stre... McKinsey-says.html Only five or six companies will remain " bulge bracket " firms that ... Chase & Co. (JPM), Morgan Stanley, RBS, Societe Generale SA and UBS. Those firms accounted for about ... offer all investment banking and trading products worldwide, the consulting firm
  • Official Investment Banking Rankings: Boutique and Bulge Bracket Prestige stick to their own. Morgan Stanley- the difference between MS and GS has never been larger, and MS is ... This is for IBD in the US (NYC specifically) and as of November 2014. Bulge Bracket & Large ... Banks: Tier 1a: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Tier 1b: J.P. Morgan Tier 2a: Citi, BAML, Barclays Capital, ...
  • AMA From a Semi-Target Lower GPA to a Hedge Fund and Bulge Bracket HR portals, and LinkedIn. Finally, after a few weeks, I got interviews at PE firms, BB shops, capital ... raising, and boutique AM and trading shops. I got multiple offers and took one at a BB. To me, it is ... GPA, didn't join any finance clubs, and had zero connections into the business. At this point ...
  • Decision Point: MBA-> MBB-> F500 or Stay as a Back Office VP at a Bulge Bracket vs Other Analyst Track F500 (on the table) 2. Manager, Accenture Tech (on the Table) 3. Consultant, Deloitte ... Vice President of Data Science at a Buldge Bracket making similar to first year MBA pay. Accepted to ... MBA later The questions: 1. Does leaving VP at a BB make sense? Title wise and so forth? 2. Are exit ...
  • Bulge Bracket vs. Middle Market especially on the analyst level. Bulge Bracket vs Middle Market Client interactions and exposure to business ... I know I'll be working the same hours as a BB analyst based on what I was told at my ... . These are most common difference mentioned between bulge brackets and middle markets. The idea is that ...
  • Wealth Advisor Salary at Bulge Bracket Banks I have heard from a MD at a top BB that the average annual compensation for a Private Wealth ... which is easily on par with senior BB MDs in IBD and S&T. If you manage lets say $2 billion and ... Trading Managing Director: I will be short but brutally honest here. I have worked at 2 different BB in ...
  • Bulge-Bracket S&T vs Boutique Prop Shops but I did in smaller prop shops. Prop Shops Bulge Bracket BB Sales and Trading 2019 S&T market ... I just got a summer analyst position at a BB bank and I'm extremely happy with the position. ... is half that of NY. When you compare it to a BB first-year analyst, I don't imagine they break ...
  • More suggestions...

Fingers crossed that one of those helps you.

Aug 9, 2019

Both are great brand names and I wouldn't say one's inherently better than the other, it just depends on what you're interests are and what kind of work you want to be doing. All else being equal, McKinsey might give you more optionality, especially if you aren't sure you want to stay in finance.

Aug 10, 2019
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