McKinsey & Company, Inc. is a global management consulting firm that focuses on solving issues of concern to senior management. McKinsey serves as an adviser to many businesses, governments, and institutions. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious firms in the management consulting industry and has been a top employer for new MBA graduates since 1996.
The McKinsey & Company graduate scheme
McKinsey term their graduate trainees "Business Associates". On a team Business Analysts take responsibility for a discrete part of the problem solving for each client engagement. They play a key role in data gathering, contribute to the team's final recommendations, and present their work to senior executives. They also have a voice in determining the team's style and pace of work.
After the training program, business analysts find many different ways to continue their personal and professional development. They often pursue advanced degrees or launch new careers in industry or with nonprofits. Many business analysts with MBAs and other advanced degrees return to McKinsey as associates.
What you need:
McKinsey are interested in candidates with a minimum of a 2.1 degree from any discipline. The firm is looking for candidates who have a high degree of logical reasoning and the ability to structure a complex problem. You must have basic numerical competence, as well as a tolerance for ambiguity. Candidates should have an interest in making a difference to those around them through personal assertiveness and the ability to empathise and to communicate openly.
Candidates should also demonstrate: team working skills, the ability and willingness to inspire others and confidence (without arrogance).
McKinsey require both local language and English language fluency for all positions in countries where English is not the native language.