From S&T to the C-Suite

chestnutxyz's picture
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Is this a possible career track? Many of my schools alums started at the big 4 in audit and worked their way up to being a CFO at mid-sized company's, how can someone from the S&T side of things position themselves for future c-suite opportunities? Would an MBA be necessary to move into management consulting (the path I was thinking would be most likely)?

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Comments (5)

Oct 9, 2016

No it's impossible to do this. Never been done before.

Oct 9, 2016

In all seriousness, there's a bevy of discussions on this forum discussing movements from non-traditional backgrounds to consulting/ib/hf/corp fin I would check those out. The same rules will apply to you even if you don't think your background is exactly identical, the nuance is irrelevant in like 99% of cases.

Oct 9, 2016
CanadianEnergyBanker:

No it's impossible to do this. Never been done before.

I've spent a few hours trying to find examples of people that have done it, and outside of the financial services sector can't seem to find any. I'm sure they are out there, but it seems if you want to actually manage people that S&T doesn't position you well.

Oct 11, 2016

def has been done before

Oct 11, 2016
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