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How important is the MBA for career progression?

 
#1 How important is the MBA for career progression?
15/07/2003 00:00

Anish

Some business firms offer the chance of studying for MBA's part-time with them over a period of 5 years. Which would allow quicker progression in management consultancy- joining a management consultancy firm in 5 years with MBA or straight into management consultancy? How long does it take on average for the associate (entty-level) to become a consultant(MBA entry-level)?

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#2 Re: How important is the MBA for career progression?
17/07/2003 00:00

Fabiano

Anish,

Firstly, even if you consider the top-consulting firms, there are very relevant differences from country to county and even from unit to unit inside the organization.

Additionaly, getting an MBA is becoming a very ordinary step on consultants' carrers, so the education market noticed that demand on advance and nowadays you can taste virtualy any "flavor" for an MBA course.

In terms of boosting a carrer, I consider an MBA specialy usefull if you have formal education in technical or scientific areas of knowledge or if you intend to become a strategy consultant. In the first case, you could start working and then take your part-time MBA according to the education policies of your employeer. In the second, it would be better to get a very respectable MBA before entering the firm.

Despites of the MBA, I consider that a good project management course (such as PMI education) is a decisive investment for anyone who intends to get in the consultancy field. If I were not immediately interested in strategy consultancy, I would take such a trainning first and then invest one or two years working hard for a consultancy firm, then I would start an MBA and, probably in 5 years it would be possible to have some fluency in management-consultancy.

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#3 Re: How important is the MBA for career progression?
18/07/2003 00:00

tony

Anish,

You can do either approach, the key thing is that completing an MBA is a must in a management consulting career. Fresh out of college I joined a big-5 consulting firm. After 3 eyear I took my MBA, joined another Big-5 firm as manager, and then progressed to VP level before joining industry as CFO. But an MBA does not guarantee success in the consulting field. It's a lot of factors -- intellect, creativity, hard work/long hours, ability to cope with pressure, good client relationships.

It's probably one of the most rewarding and exciting career options around. Especially when a client's success can be strongly linked to the study and recommendations of your team.

Good luck.

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#4 Re: How important is the MBA for career progression?
23/07/2003 00:00

Sean

IT REALLY DEPENDS...ON WHICH COUNTRY YOU ARE WORKING IN..

IN U.K. MBA CAN BOOST YOUR CAREER ..

BUY IN CHINA, ESPECIALLY SHANGHAI...ALMOST EVERYBODY GOT MBA DEGREE...SO MBA MIGHT JUST BE THE TICKET FOR YOU TO PLAY IN TODAY'S BUSINESS WORLD.

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