bdubs wrote:There are some significant differences between the business schools in the grouping that you mentioned. There are also significant differences between the recruiting methods for MBB (particularly Bain's organizational structure is much different than McKinsey or BCG). I wouldn't apply to a JD/MBA program in order to get a better shot at MBB. If you can't land it as a JD, you probably won't fare significantly better as a JD/MBA (or at least not so much better that its worth the time and money).
I agree with this entirely. It's going to depend whether those are target schools. For the firms I'm familiar with, some of the schools you mention are, some aren't.
Anonymous User wrote:But placement into consulting is over 30% with almost 10% getting MBB. Unlike big law where NYC is the easiest market, are these consulting positions likely in those schools' regions?
As an aside since you have consulting experience and I haven't found a TLS-like message board in which to ask these questions: if someone applies from the schools I mentioned and gets an interview, is it true that the case is what matters at that point? Or is it still an uphill battle relative to the candidates in the schools you mentioned?
The type of work you do at MBB tends to be higher level (more strategy or at least ops strategy, bigger impact, higher level clients) than some second tier firms (do more tech and ops, less important projects, lower level clients), and the exit options are far and away better compared to some second tier (Deloitte, LEK, OW, Monitor, Booz) or third tier (Accenture, E&Y) firms, so that's worth considering. I don't mean this in a douchey way - I used to work at a firm most would consider second tier.
If you get an interview (which is extremely hard coming from outside of a target - you basically have to have an in), from there on out it's basically how you perform in the interview process. They'll still look at your resume but it's probably 80%-90% interviews.