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Masters from Durham, Nottingham or Bath reputation in management consultancy watch

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    I have unconditional offers from those universities and I wanted to know which one is a higher target university for the prestigious management consultant firms. The specific courses I've applied for are all in management / business analysis courses so it comes down to the prestige of the university.

    At the moment I am strongly leaning towards Durham because having looked at the campus events the big firms are frequent visitors there. Warwick has the highest frequency but I haven't heard from them yet. For my choices at this time, which do you think is more appealing to management consultant firms.
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    None of these are target universities for "prestigious management consultant firms", but they are all on a similar level and you will have a chance of success from each. I personally know of recent McKinsey offers to candidates from Bath and Nottingham, and although success stories seem to be rare from Durham, this is probably just a quirk of small statistical sample size.

    Don't kid yourself, though. The top consulting firms are 90+% Oxbridge. You will need absolutely to shine.
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    (Original post by crafty bison)
    None of these are target universities for "prestigious management consultant firms", but they are all on a similar level and you will have a chance of success from each. I personally know of recent McKinsey offers to candidates from Bath and Nottingham, and although success stories seem to be rare from Durham, this is probably just a quirk of small statistical sample size.

    Don't kid yourself, though. The top consulting firms are 90+% Oxbridge. You will need absolutely to shine.
    What about Warwick or Lancaster?
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    These are also not target universities, but in my experience, Warwick seems to sit above all the others you have mentioned, in terms of weight of numbers I've seen get strat consulting offers.
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    None of those really. Hit up UCL/LSE/Warwick otherwise your CV will be lacking for strat consulting.

    If you want Accenture/KPMG/PWC etc, then it really doesn't matter. I'd also strongly suggest getting an MSc which allows you to do a dissertation research project, use this to then leverage work experience at an organisation you're partnering with. For e.g I did a 10 months internship at DB, studying an internal change project - very relevant ground for consulting.
 
 
 
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