Happy NFL day guys,
So my plan is to go from F500 FLDP (With around 4 yrs exp total) --> Top 10 MBA --> MBB (If not MBB, probably settle for Deloitte or similar)
Assuming I did get a consultant role at an MBB firm (in Chicago), what kind of exit opportunities/comp would be available to me? I know MBB is a door opening opporunity, I just haven't read a lot of specific exit ops out of post MBA MBB.
- Exit ops from Consultant role after 2-3 yrs
- Exit ops from Project leader/case team leader/ etc
- Exit ops from Manager role?
I would love to hear anecdotal examples if anyone has them! I'm sure there are quite a few of you going into MBB post MBA, or know of someone who has.
Jobs After Management Consulting
While consulting, especially with MBB, is a great way to open doors, there's no set path that post-MBA consultants follow after a few years in the industry. Some current consulting professionals weighed in with their insights:
From Certified Consulting Professional - 1st Year Associate @BigPicture
- Post-MBA --> Manager, maybe Director
- Engagement Manager / Project Leader --> Solid Director
- Principal / Junior Partner --> Director, maybe VP
From Certified Consulting Professional - Partner @KenB
- As Associate, you're looking at Manager or Senior Manager. Maybe Associate Director
- At EM level more like Director
- At Principal, could open more senior management roles, through probably most often a VP of Strategy
- I did work with a Director who left to be CEO of a major company, but that is not an every day occurrence
What I see a lot of is that after 2 or so years - average exit time - people hop into an internal consulting role, say in the strategy function of a company. Sometimes as a "number 2" to a senior executive working on strategy and big initiatives. This gives direct exposure to senior management, and if you do well you get into a role with P&L responsibility and move up from there.
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