Will My Undergrad Major Hurt My MBB Chances? (Arts UG Major + Cambridge MPhil Management)

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Hey everyone!

I attended a top Canadian school for undergrad and majored in Film and Media Studies as I was initially interested in heading into the film / media industries from a more business standpoint (producing, etc.) . Over the course of my degree, I was exposed to management consulting and decided that it was a better fit. Because of this change of heart, I ultimately ended up applying to and being accepted into the MPhil Management program at Cambridge for Fall 2018.

So here is my dilemma - I'm super anxious that my major will be looked down upon and will make entering consulting, especially at MBB, really difficult. Even though I have a 3.76 and have been consistently among the top students in my major and in the top 10% of my school overall, I worry that studying something that lacks quantitative clout will hurt my chances.

Do you think that getting the MPhil from Cambridge in a business program with great grades will be enough to get an interview despite my undergrad course? Note that I prefer to work in Canada after the degree but am considering Europe as well.

Any and all thoughts are appreciated!

Comments (2)

May 19, 2018

It won't be the first choice undegrad but by the time you're done with the MPhil they'll mainly look at that. I wouldn't worry.

Sep 11, 2018