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80% MBA students to adopt Consulting as career

MBA students prefer Consulting as career
The Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in collaboration with Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) carried survey on B Schools MBA Students and survey shows that over 80% of MBA students across age groups, gender and with different levels of experience want to pursue a career in consulting.

According to the study, 52% of the respondents are of the opinion that consulting companies provide global engagement opportunities.

In addition, around 28% of students view consulting as a potential long-term career and 30% view it as a stepping stone to leadership positions in industry outside consulting.

AMCF President and CEO John F Furth said, "We Spend a lot ot time in the US thinking about ways to make consulting more interesting to women as a profession so it's heartening to see that according to the results of the survey Indian women view it as a very attractive career option,"

The survey carried during November-December 2012 on online. It was completed by 979 students from India's top 10 B-Schools found that Indian B-School students are more likely to choose consulting if an internship is offered by consulting companies. Even, excellent mentoring programmes also attract students to consulting, it added.

"The insights from this study will be inavailable in helping the consulting profession increase its appeal to high-caliber MBA students in India, an important source of global talent,"TCS" Global Consulting Practice EVP and Head J Rajagopal said.

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