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How to prepare before starting at McKinsey, BCG, or Bain

Congratulations! Chances are that if you are reading this post you received an offer from a prestigious consulting firm. A question we receive a lot is once you made it into McKinsey, BCG, or Bain, how can you best prepare for your start? Is there anything you need to buy? Is there anything you need…
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How to communicate in a case interview

Initially, most candidates I coach for McKinsey, BCG, and Bain struggle with communicating effectively during the case interview. In fact, their issues with communication hamper their performance. They could be brilliant in terms of their analytics and insights generation yet lack the effective tools to bring their points across. In this article, I want to…
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The big 3 consulting firms: why McKinsey, BCG, and Bain are the most prestigious

McKinsey & Company McKinsey & Company is a partnership and widely acknowledged as the most prestigious consulting firm. It was founded in 1926 by James O. McKinsey, however, underwent a significant transition through the leadership of Marvin Bower, who established the principles of the McKinsey for which it is known today.  McKinsey is hired by…
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What questions you should ask at the end of the case interview

As the McKinsey, BCG, or Bain case interview wraps up, you will usually get a chance to ask the interviewer a few questions. While the questions you will ask have almost no bearing on your interview outcome (outliers excluded…), you should not neglect them. Think about what you would like to know beforehand and come…
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What degree do you need for management consulting

We often get asked what degree is needed or what is the best degree for management consulting firms such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. You don’t need to be a business major A common misconception is that management consultants need to have a business background. Yet, the truth is simple. The type of degree does…
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