MBA for Consulting / Asia


Bran80

Is Insead really my only option?

Looking for an MBA for top-level consulting in Asia.

I'm open to suggestions.

Is Insead really my only option?

Looking for an MBA for top-level consulting in Asia.

I'm open to suggestions.
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mba hipste...

Insead is not a bad option. :)

What do you mean by top-level consulting? The good Hong Kong schools (HKUST) regularly place MBAs into consulting roles, even in firms like Bain and McKinsey. NUS or Nanyang may also be worth looking at if you're opposed to Insead for some reason.

Insead is not a bad option. :)

What do you mean by top-level consulting? The good Hong Kong schools (HKUST) regularly place MBAs into consulting roles, even in firms like Bain and McKinsey. NUS or Nanyang may also be worth looking at if you're opposed to Insead for some reason.
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Bran80

Yes, I mean the MBB firms. I will apply to Insead no doubt but I was also looking for alternatives / backups. HKUST sounds promising. What do you think of CUHK?

Yes, I mean the MBB firms. I will apply to Insead no doubt but I was also looking for alternatives / backups. HKUST sounds promising. What do you think of CUHK?
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mba hipste...

If you're looking at MBB you can't go wrong with Insead - that's a primary funnel for all of those firms.

In terms of Hong Kong schools, I think you'd have better opportunities with HKUST, given its ranking and its reputation among the consulting firms.

If you're looking at MBB you can't go wrong with Insead - that's a primary funnel for all of those firms.

In terms of Hong Kong schools, I think you'd have better opportunities with HKUST, given its ranking and its reputation among the consulting firms.
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Insead is not a bad option. :)

What do you mean by top-level consulting? The good Hong Kong schools (HKUST) regularly place MBAs into consulting roles, even in firms like Bain and McKinsey. NUS or Nanyang may also be worth looking at if you're opposed to Insead for some reason.


What do you think of NUS for consulting roles on its own merits (not compared to Insead). I'm starting at NUS in the fall and I do have a bit of anxiety about getting a job in a good firm after graduating.

[quote]Insead is not a bad option. :)

What do you mean by top-level consulting? The good Hong Kong schools (HKUST) regularly place MBAs into consulting roles, even in firms like Bain and McKinsey. NUS or Nanyang may also be worth looking at if you're opposed to Insead for some reason.[/quote]

What do you think of NUS for consulting roles on its own merits (not compared to Insead). I'm starting at NUS in the fall and I do have a bit of anxiety about getting a job in a good firm after graduating.
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mba hipste...

It places about one out of every 5 grads into consulting roles, so it's a relatively popular career destination for NUS students. Insead will most likely be better at placing higher up the consulting food chain, in firms like McKinsey and BCC. Salaries will probably be better an Insead as well.

It places about one out of every 5 grads into consulting roles, so it's a relatively popular career destination for NUS students. Insead will most likely be better at placing higher up the consulting food chain, in firms like McKinsey and BCC. Salaries will probably be better an Insead as well.
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Thank you, that's good to hear. I'm more interested in boutique firms rather than the big ones.

Thank you, that's good to hear. I'm more interested in boutique firms rather than the big ones.
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Cherrytok

From what I understand through my colleagues who are working in consulting in Singapore, Insead is probably the best bet. The firms also value people who speak multiple languages, especially other Asian languages. At least that's what I've heard...

From what I understand through my colleagues who are working in consulting in Singapore, Insead is probably the best bet. The firms also value people who speak multiple languages, especially other Asian languages. At least that's what I've heard...
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fialfie

From what I understand through my colleagues who are working in consulting in Singapore, Insead is probably the best bet. The firms also value people who speak multiple languages, especially other Asian languages. At least that's what I've heard...


If you can elaborate, what are other asian language do you mean? thanks :)

[Edited by fialfie on Sep 30, 2020]

[quote]From what I understand through my colleagues who are working in consulting in Singapore, Insead is probably the best bet. The firms also value people who speak multiple languages, especially other Asian languages. At least that's what I've heard... [/quote]<br><br>If you can elaborate, what are other asian language do you mean? thanks :)
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mba hipste...

Probably languages in the other countries where the firms work. I'm guessing Malay, Thai, Vietnamese, etc. but I suppose you can look at makeup of the practice areas at the firms to get a better sense of this. I know for example Bain's Singapore group works closely with the firm's offices in Bangkok / Jakarta / Kuala Lumpur. 

Probably languages in the other countries where the firms work. I'm guessing Malay, Thai, Vietnamese, etc. but I suppose you can look at makeup of the practice areas at the firms to get a better sense of this. I know for example Bain's Singapore group works closely with the firm's offices in Bangkok / Jakarta / Kuala Lumpur.&nbsp;
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