Originally Posted by MetroStyles
It's not like America's corporations have been swindled for the last 50 years through a ponzi scheme called consulting.
The best con leaves the subject unaware that they have been conned
As for which opens the most doors, it depends which doors you want opened. General consulting is probably going to point you to B-school and then the widest variety of doors. IB is the way you gotta go if you want to go PE (of course then you will just end up *hiring* management consultants frequently) or other slots in high finance--I have certainly seen postings even at places like Google that expect their corporate finance people to have done an analyst tour at a bulge bracket firm.
Big 4...well...I can't see why anyone would want to be an accountant. I mean, I can't see why anyone would want to be a 120 hour a week excel monkey, but I REALLY can't see why anyone would want to be an accountant at a big 4