ForumWatch: Consulting Career for Lawyers?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 7, 2011

One of the most popular questions people ask when they join the conversation on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums is whether they need to go to business school to accomplish their career goals. Recently, jd2two2mba, who is a lawyer, wanted to know if an MBA is a necessity to get a job at a big consulting firm.

So far, no one has offered an answer. It could be because even those with MBAs have had a more difficult time getting consulting jobs in recent years. Other participants in the forums ask about their chances of getting jobs in finance or whether an MBA, in general, is worth it. People are simply looking for answers as they reflect internally on what they’d really like to do with their lives.

That’s why jd2two2mba came to the forums: To get help deciding whether an MBA was a key to a consulting job. Those with advice on whether a lawyer needs an MBA degree to work in this field can post their comments in the “Career in Consulting” discussion thread.

-Francesca Di Meglio

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a series about discussions taking place on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums where prospective MBA program applicants, current students, and recent alumni trade admissions tips, job-hunting advice, and the occasional barbed comment. We invite you to join these discussions or start one of your own.



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