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Old 05-23-2010, 04:10 PM   #21
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v3ng3anc3z: For MC, it really doesn't matter what you study, so one course will not be much better than the other for MC. You'll learn all you need to learn on the job. The best prep for MC is to be well-informed about the world (business and well as general world affairs). Cultivate curiosity and keep asking about how things/businesses work.

In anything, the "correct" degree for MC is simply a Bachelor's Degree in Learning Very Quickly, Remaining Graceful Under Pressure and Blending Rigor with Creativity.

On a completely separate note, there are 2 really good websites for those interested in MC, and how to get into it:

http://www.managementconsulted.com/
http://www.caseinterview.com/
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:04 PM   #22
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DukeBlue: Thanks for the websites!

I was wondering whether there are local firms in Singapore that offer MC jobs other than those famous ones overseas.

Thanks!

EDIT: I was wondering whether you have any MC/business-related books to recommend to someone like me who wishes to know more?

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Old 05-30-2010, 02:48 PM   #23
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I'm sure there are local MC firms, but I'm afraid I don't know their names. I also suspect that local firms will be specialized so you'll see less variety in your casework (though good if you want to specialize young). In my one year so far I've worked in banking, pharmaceuticals, fashion, retail, durables, government, food, shipping and many more industries. It's head-splitting to learn so much in a short time, but if you can take it obviously you'll learn a lot.

As for books, there are plenty published by BCG, Mckinsey etc. Look on their websites and I'm sure they'll be featuring their books there.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:13 AM   #24
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Simon: As I and others have mentioned earlier in this thread, any major can get you into consulting as long as you're bright and driven. I myself studied English Literature at uni and am now working at BCG.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:45 PM   #25
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The brand name of your university is also more important than what you major in. Unless your job requires certain expertise or technical skills, your value is really all about general aptitude.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:11 AM   #26
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Just wanna thank the TS as well as DukeBlue for the invaluable comments..

From what I see, it seems like the university that you graduate from is really more important.

Between NUS and say LSE, which would be a more powerful brand name?
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:16 PM   #27
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Default Vault's 25 best consultancies in Asia

You guys can check this out: Vault's 25 best consultancies in Asia
http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/...nkingYear=2011

It's a bit strange because some of the big names, like BCG, McK, Accenture - are all near the bottom of the list!

I graduated from LSE with a BSc International Relations.. and am now looking for a graduate position in MC. I read somewhere that BCG hires 1 out of 200 applicants for the Associate position (for fresh grads or those with a bit of work experience) :O

But I applied last year while studying, and managed to get to the first round of interviews.. and then flunked it Preparing for case interviews reallly count! Now I can only apply again after TWO years!! Sigh.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:24 PM   #28
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Just wanna thank the TS as well as DukeBlue for the invaluable comments..

From what I see, it seems like the university that you graduate from is really more important.

Between NUS and say LSE, which would be a more powerful brand name?
I think for the bigger global firms, LSE has a better international reputation.. I studied there and during the recruitment months, we had tons of MCs coming in to recruit/give specialised case interview help etc. Not sure if they also do that at NUS, but the opportunities to meet face-to-face with recruiters was phenomenal.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #29
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I think for consultancy there are many various forms are available through online agencies. I think according to me there terms are define the fresh or else experience person also.
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