I would join as an associate. Really, 3-4 years at MBB would be good enough for VP/Director? So I'd be like 31, 32? Sounds pretty sweet. Like I said before, I couldn't find much resources that got into the specifics for post-MBA consulting--all I could find were for college grads. I don't know how long it would take if I took the industry job--hence the concern about what level this "manager" job is at. I think that's a best case scenario right there, not necessarily the norm. And the career progression I'm talking about is mostly for MBA students. I don't know if it's different for experienced hires.