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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Surely you'd need consultants with a mix of backgrounds and knowledge?
    Exactly. Consultants come from many many different degree backgrounds.
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    Download that booklet, read the text then question what I say. I said they may specify a 2:1, but if you view profiles of people on company websites you'll see what I mean.
    I said math at grade A or B. But you can imagine that most people who did maths A-level and went to oxbridge or one of the other prestigous institutions, would have achieved A's anyway.
    You may get in with a 2:1 and even without A-level maths but all I'm saying is that it's rare. If you took A-level maths then they'd expect a good grade as would your university, thats reasonable isn't it?
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    Yeah, he got a 2:1.
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    (Original post by theECONOMIST)
    Download that booklet, read the text then question what I say. I said they may specify a 2:1, but if you view profiles of people on company websites you'll see what I mean.
    I said math at grade A or B. But you can imagine that most people who did maths A-level and went to oxbridge or one of the other prestigous institutions, would have achieved A's anyway.
    You may get in with a 2:1 and even without A-level maths but all I'm saying is that it's rare. If you took A-level maths then they'd expect a good grade as would your university, thats reasonable isn't it?
    Gosh
    The way you phrased it was misleading. :P Besides, I know some people with a 1st that caouldn't function in the real world.
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    Is maths at a-level (higher for me) essential?

    Would Accounts and Finance not be more suitable?
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    It's a very competitive job, so a 'less academic' subject probably wouldn't cut it. Though you should be studying a subject at uni because you want to and you have a real passion for it. With enough hard work, anyone can get a 2:1 or a first
    Wouldn't some actual management experience be useful? Surely it can't be all down to what degree you have or where you gained it.

    I wouldn't want anyone giving me advise on how to run a business unless that person him/herself had several years proven experience at increasing the bottom line.

    I know quite a few management consultants and frankly many of them couldn't run for a bus, let alone run a business.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Wouldn't some actual management experience be useful? Surely it can't be all down to what degree you have or where you gained it.

    I wouldn't want anyone giving me advise on how to run a business unless that person him/herself had several years proven experience at increasing the bottom line.

    I know quite a few management consultants and frankly many of them couldn't run for a bus, let alone run a business.
    Hence why the graduates tend to do the most menial tasks. But consulting seems to be the way to go if you want to learn a lot of transferable skills, many CEO's are from consulting backgrounds. One of the other great things is that you can move from consulting to banking or vice versa.
 
 
 
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