I am Marc from the Philippines and am applying for masters program in France for a consulting career path.
I had varied roles in my career: from customer service, data management for clinical data consulting, non profit and Sr. Business development associate in a HR consulting firm. I have +8 years of experience and would like to get my career in the next level specifically in strategic consulting.
My dilemma: Msc in Strategy and Consulting or MBA to get into a consulting role?
I saw that Msc is for students who have little work experience while MBA is for those targeting senior/manager roles. Here are my questions:
1. Is a Msc in consuting equivalent to a MBA for a consulting role in France? I speak near native level French and use it for work on regular basis.
2. Is the salary for a Msc consulting graduate close to a MBA graduate for a consulting role?
The reason why I am asking is also because of the financial aspect- My local scholarship option limits me to get masters programs that have 18-24 months duration and does not cover a 11-12month MBA. I am wondering if the MBA would translate to better opportunities salary and network wise and see if it is worth it without the local scholarship.
Any comments would help!
[Edited by Marco Philippines on May 04, 2022]