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Is there any value to getting a top MBA after making partner at a Big 4?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by merkur, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. merkur

    merkur Senior member

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    Is there any value to getting an MBA from a top b-school (eg Harvard, Wharton,Stanford) after making partner at a Big 4? Would you have to sell your equity partner share if you wanted to get an MBA? [​IMG]


    I assume that this is a strictly hypothetical question because, if you were actually a partner in a leading firm, you would presumably already know if you had to sell your equity share so as to get an MBA, or you would be able to ask people other than those on an anonymous internet forum...
     


  3. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    No, average partner payout is in the range of $700k per year. No point in quitting for 2 years losing over $1M of pay just to get a $150k job. Not to mention that once you're a partner at a Big 4, you're pretty much set for life even if you leave the firm. I've never heard of a partner leave and not make at least $250k/year.
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Is there any value to getting an MBA from a top b-school (eg Harvard, Wharton,Stanford) after making partner at a Big 4? Would you have to sell your equity partner share if you wanted to get an MBA? [​IMG]
    No. An executive MBA might be useful, but I can't see how leaving for two years to get a traditional MBA would be worth the time away.
     


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    zillka Senior member

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    yes and no..

    by the time you make partner at big 4, the rationale for you swinging to buyside/pe is that its the CLIENT'S incentive...

    and yes generally you'd make significantly more at that level, but to be honest at partner level, the invitation to switch is based not if you have MBA, but on your relationships with clients and if they like you're work/persona..

    i answered assuming you wanted the MBA to jump to a buyside shop..

    if you want to get an MBA, and STAY as partner in Big 4, then yeh that doesn't add much value..CPA is still king at Big 4
     


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    I would think the biggest boost would be to one's ego.
     


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    There was value to me. . . the exec MBA guys bought many rounds at the bar when I was in bschool. I took a seminar that was about half execs and half traditionals.
     


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    can I change my vote? [​IMG]
     


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