You will work in teams of 3-5 consultants to identify, and often implement, potential solutions for a specific customer problem or challenge. Together, you’ll help clients sustainably improve their performance and achieve their most important goals.
During each project, you will collect and analyze information, formulate and test hypotheses, develop and communicate recommendations. You will also present findings to client management and implement recommendations in collaboration with client team members. In some cases, you will be asked to travel to your client’s site.
When you join McKinsey, you join a company that will invest in your professional development. As a Business Analyst, you will receive training and coaching on how to better:
- Structure ambiguous problems and act to solve them
- Synthesize clear conclusions from complex information into clear conclusions and recommendations using qualitative and quantitative methods
- Work effectively with diverse teams to find the best solution and inspire people and organizations to take action
- Build trusted relationships with clients to better serve their organizations
- Communicate effectively with all audiences, including senior leaders, in a structured manner
- Develop your leadership style by leveraging your own personal passions, strengths and values
McKinsey believes in strengths-based development and coaching, and you will frequently benefit from the mentorship of your colleagues. This will include a senior colleague from your office or practice who will help you grow and achieve your career goals. Additionally, you will have a professional development manager who manages staff to help you choose projects based on your priorities as well as the needs of the customer service teams.
We view the Business Analyst role as the start of a rewarding, challenging and highly flexible career at McKinsey. During your first years with the company, you will act as a business analyst on multiple client mandates and work with a number of colleagues and clients across a range of industries and functional areas.
We encourage you to explore different content areas or geographies through a one-year rotation with one of our practices (e.g., corporate finance, social sector, healthcare, operations) or offices global; many do after two years as a generalist business analyst. You’ll likely come across many elements of our company’s work, including digital, implementation, and technology and analytics capabilities, either collaborating within teams or working with colleagues in those groups.
After your tenure as a business analyst, assuming good performance, you will progress to a postgraduate school position. Some business analysts will take advantage of the opportunity to gain outside experience through secondment (externship) with a client in the private or social sector with the support of the firm. Others may choose to pursue higher education with corporate support.