McKinsey & Co organises tech business course in Berlin

30 October 2015

Strategy consulting firm McKinsey & Company is organising a business course for top calibre candidates between 26 and 28 November in Berlin. Supported by McKinsey consultants, participants will work on a challenging real world business case to experience the most important elements in consulting at the cutting edge between business and technology.

Every year, McKinsey & Company organises a unique business course for talented students. Throughout the intensive and challenging programme – spread over a number of days – selected first class participants are thrown into engaging real life case studies, complex problems and inspiring training programmes. During the course, participants learn about the business culture at McKinsey, as well as meet its people; providing participants with an enormous impulse for their personal development. For McKinsey the course provides the perfect opportunity to discover potential consultancy talent in practice.

McKinsey Business Technology Berlin

This year McKinsey will run the business course anew, this time between 26-28 November in the German capital Berlin. Participants will get to know McKinsey’s Business Technology Practice, the practice within McKinsey specialised in supporting clients in the application of technology to business transformation. The participants are taught, among others, which complex problems McKinsey’s Business Technology consultants deal with in their daily activity (mainly issues surrounding digitisation, or for example optimisation of enterprise architecture, infrastructure and application management).

The business course is aimed at third year Bachelor’s students, Master’s students and young professionals with 1-3 years’ work experience within the Benelux that seek to become more familiar with strategic management consultancy and have an affinity with, or a background in, technology. McKinsey is primarily seeking ambitious candidates that have high expectations of themselves and are keen to develop themselves down the strategic consultancy trajectory. Participants must speak fluent English and Dutch, and be seeking a career in the Netherlands.

During the exclusive three day event in the heart of Berlin – the second best start-up hub in Europe – participants will work in small teams – coached by McKinsey consultants – to solve a real business case, gaining personal experience in the most important elements of advisory work, focused on the intersection between business and technology. Participant are further offered McKinsey’s training programme, which is similar to the training provided to its first year staff. This training, according to the consulting firm, provides the grounds for the improvement of the communicative and social skills of candidates, which are necessary for the firm’s current cultural climate.

The Business Course 2015 is hosted by McKinsey Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. Those interested in taking part need to apply before 8 November 2015. On 16 November McKinsey will let applicants know if they were selected to take part. For more information about the business course, contact Jet Schoonderbeek per email or by telephone (0031-20-5585386).


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