If I wanted to go into Management Consultancy would it be better to do a degree in Management or something different like Maths or Economics?
I have been looking at degrees in Management at Bath, Lancaster, and Warwick. Do the big strategy consultancies such as Mckinsey, Bain, etc view Lancaster as a good university and do they recruit from there? I know it has an excellent business school but its not in the top 10 Universities so how would it compare to Warwick, Bath etc?
Also I have heard that there is a lot of travelling involved in management consultancy, Is this usually abroad or just around the UK? Roughly how long would you be away from home each week?
Sorry theres a lot of questions, any advice is appreciated.
Thanks, I agree with your point about Lancaster, I have been on the Mckinsey website and the profiles seem to be mainly oxbridge, where did your friend go to university who works for Mckinsey? On the Bain website they have people from Warwick, Bristol, Nottingham so maybe I should look at those unis.
Having said all that I was just reading the Lancaster prospectus and in the Graduate Opportunities section of the Management course it has a list of some of the companies their graduates go on to work for and one of them is Mckinsey... I thought Mckinsey were solely Oxbridge, maybe a few from other top 5 Unis.
Economics may well give me a better grounding however I'm not sure I would enjoy it as much (I currently do Economics A level)
Yes you will have a slight advantage if you have a degree from Oxbridge. But companies like McKinsey don't just look at your academic achievements, they want a lot more than just a 2.1.
I am biased since I go to Lancaster but if I were you I'd definitely consider it. From the year that have just graduated people from the BBA management course have gone onto work for Accenture, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Procter and Gamble, Ernst and Young, Deloitte Consulting...life really doesn't end if you don't have an Oxbridge degree.
Also, Ernst and Young have just set up a degree (accounting, auditing and finance) in collaboration with Lancaster University, so it can't be that bad a place!
Whats the business school like? Does it live up to its reputation, also do companies come on milkrounds to Lancaster? Do the big management consulting companies/Investment banks recruit from Lancaster?
The question was aimed at Laura, I'm confused now
I was just telling you what course she was doing at Lancs since you asked.
Having some experience at actually managing something might be useful. It's all very well having a BSc in Business or even an MBA whatever, but if you can't pour piss from a boot you're not likely to be seen as very credible when you make a presentation in the boardroom.