Consulting

Question: I’ve worked in the telecom industry for 11 years. I don’t have a MBA. Would getting an Executive MBA help in getting a case interview? My Reply: I can’t speak for all firms, but I have never met anyone in consulting at any firm that had an Executive MBA. Amongst the top firms, there’s [...]

Question: I have an intelligence background (HUMINT), B.S. degree, and MBA/Finance from XXXXXX University.  I know my pedigree doesn’t lend toward McKinsey and the other top strategic consulting firms out there, but am very interested in getting into the commercial side of management consulting. I’m currently doing change management and strategic advisory for public sector [...]

Question: Hi. I have a questions for you. I am currently in the process of interviewing with McKinsey. I am enjoying studying the case questions and am excited about the prospect of potentially working at McKinsey, but was made concerned by a comment that you made in your Harvard lecture videos. You stated that people [...]

Question: I was looking at your FAQs and read in one of your responses that EMBAs “don’t count.” Can you elaborate on that? Does that automatically DQ me if I am trying to get a job at a top tier firm? And to deep dive a bit…what’s up with this stereotype that EMBA degrees don’t [...]

Question: What is the best way to prepare for case interviews for management consulting jobs? My Response: There are a few things that make case interviews different than a traditional job interview. Obviously there is the case itself which is more much problem-solving and interactive than a traditional job interview. The case interview doesn’t just [...]

Question: First I would like to express my sincere thanks to the product you’ve produced and the training material you’ve provided – I have found it most beneficial. Second – I’ve read through all of your posts and FAQs, but was unable to find any relevant material on personnel with military background, and if their [...]

Question: Can you please give me a brief advice? I have done BA from India and MBA from XXXXXXXX University (a school I’m not familiar with), GPA:3.0; GMAT:640. I have worked for 5 years in real estate. I want to get into consulting (as I really love management consulting)- but I am not able to [...]

The ideal management consulting applicant would be Star Trek’s character “Spock”–but with people skills. The ideal consultant needs to by hyper analytical and logical. This is not to say that being an intutitive business decision maker is a bad thing (think Apple’s Steve Jobs, or Richard Branson) in life or in business. But, it is [...]

You would think for someone who is really fond of consulting that I would encourage everyone to pursue it. But, I actually think consulting is the wrong career profession for many people — even if they’re able to pass all the interviews. Consulting work is done in a very particular way that’s just not compatible [...]

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