Management Consulting: What is it?

Management consulting is one of the most sought-after fields in the business world. On the surface, the industry sounds rosy and glamorous – lots of air travel, working on complex business problems, and exposure to top level management. While all…

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McKinsey Jobs: New Hire Advice

So you aced the behaviorals and case interviews and are now starting your new gig working at McKinsey – congratulations! You just landed what many consider to be a dream job. Yet, as I’m sure you know, the real work…

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Business Valuation Methods

You don’t need to be a financial modeling expert to be a great consultant. Yet, it’s still helpful to know the basic ways to value a business. After all, your goal is to increase the value of a business through…

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Is Uber’s Business Model Viable?

Uber was the largest IPO of 2019. One of the world’s most famous “unicorn” companies, its stock price has dropped 20% since its IPO.  Why aren’t more folks asking the question, “Is There A Future For Uber?” Is Uber’s business…

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Look Over My Shoulder: Review

If you’ve done some research on consulting case practice resources, you have likely come across Victor Cheng’s Look Over My Shoulder (LOMS). The resource is a podcast that used by many aspiring consultants. Victor Cheng is a former McKinsey consultant…

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How to Get an Expedited Passport

Getting an expedited passport or renewal is no joke, especially if you are a U.S. citizen. Like most consultants, we’ve had one international trip that just snuck up on us – it’s no fun finding out three days before your…

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Break Into Consulting: Non-MBA Masters

The best known way to break into consulting is through an undergraduate or MBA degree. However, that is by no means the only path. These days, consulting firms are much more amenable to hiring candidates from outside these two traditional…

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Conflict Resolution Skills

Conflict resolution skills can turn a good consultant into a great one. You might think the keys to becoming a successful consultant are analytical horsepower, project management capabilities, or strong business acumen. Those skills are essential. You want and need…

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2×2 Matrix: Opposing Characteristics Framework

Consultants use visual tools to effectively structure their thoughts during brainstorming sessions and also to convey findings to clients. One such common tool is the 2×2 Matrix, also known as the 2×2 Decision Matrix. The matrix can be used in…

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McKinsey Global Institute: What Is It?

McKinsey may sit at the top of the consulting world, but the firm is actually much more than a consulting firm. McKinsey has spent decades working with top clients on strategy and management consulting projects, and is now expanding its…

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