Top Group vs M/B/B
1st time posting, been reading for a while.
I have an offer at a top group (GS TMT, MS M&A, UBS LA) and an offer to go to one of the Big 3 consulting firms (M/B/B). I know I risk bias by going to a banking forum to ask this, but which would be the better route for me? I'm a finance/accounting major and I know I eventually want to work in PE...
I realize many would think that this isn't even a debate, but the thing is, I don't really have the desire to go to a top-tier megafund PE shop... I'd be happy with something mid-market that gives a solid experience and upward mobility. That said, knowing that M/B/B does place into mid-mkt PE and grants a better lifestyle, would the top banking group still be the clear-cut choice?
Any PE pre-mba assoc's out there who have an opinion on M/B/B'ers vs bankers and how hiring patterns have been changing? I've heard that PE shops (not the pure financial-engineers like KKR) are becoming more open to hiring consultants... any truth to that?
Alright, thanks guys.