To support client service, we're organized into industry and functional practices. Our practices develop business knowledge, insights, and expertise to provide superior client service.
Learn more about these featured practices:
Business Technology (BT)
McKinsey’s Business Technology Practice offers a unique combination of strategic insight with technological expertise. Our consultants counsel top management from all industries on IT-related issues. IT capabilities have become critical to achieving our clients’ strategic business goals. In addition, our clients are increasingly turning to McKinsey for objective advice on how to gain control of IT and leverage it to deliver real value to their businesses.
Like all other McKinsey consultants, BT consultants take the top-management perspective. They use an integrated approach, considering the company as a whole and working fact-based and independently to create their advice. In this way, BTO consultants become leaders who not only excel in business economic analysis but are also familiar with the possibilities and limitations of modern technology. Learn more about typical BT projects on the BT site.
As a member of an integrated McKinsey client service team made up of talented professionals from leading business and technology programs, you solve client problems from an IT perspective. Examples could include transforming companies from asset-based to information-based businesses, identifying IT-enabled growth opportunities facilitated by emerging technologies, or increasing decision makers’ access to critical data by leveraging new IT tools and approaches. In addition, you support the Business Technology Practice through recruiting and knowledge building.
If you’re interested in applying directly to this practice, fill out the online application form (select either “Fellow” or “Associate” as a position. You will then be able to select the Business Technology).
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Operations (for experienced hires)
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to work in a factory in Siberia? What about at a mine in the Australian outback? Or on an oil rig, where the only way in and out is by helicopter? How about the jungles of Madagascar? If you are more of the cosmopolitan-type, then any city in the world is as equally a viable option!
In the Operations Practice, you will serve clients on any number of topics from supply chain, and helping clients take products from concept to reality, to transformations that will fundamentally change the way an organization thinks about how it works. You will spend your days spanning the entire organization, from mornings on the shop floor to dinners with the CEO that same evening. You will open the eyes of management, and help them to engage with their employees in ways they never imagined. Furthermore, you will create visible change in an organization and see the impact of your work on a daily basis.
In any Operations engagement, you will learn not just about what makes an organization tick but you will also learn how to make an organization run like clockwork, from the corporate office to the factory floors across the globe. You will get your hands dirty, and dig into the details in ways that will both surprise and impress your clients. But most of all, you will have fun and see the results of your efforts every day! Learn more about careers with the Operations Practice.
If you’re interested in applying directly to this practice, fill out the online application form (select “Associate” as a position. You will then be able to select the Operations Practice).
Organization (for experienced hires)
How can an organization be set up to inspire people to higher performance? How can it build a pipeline of future leaders? How can it be designed to reflect the company's strategic priorities? Shaping answers to such questions of organization is a critical task for today's executives. Succeeding with it, our research suggests, requires some critical disciplines. One is to base organizational decisions on facts—for the evidence is available. Another is to configure the organization not just for near-term performance but for longer-term institutional health. This is our work: to help executives better understand their organizations, shape programs to strengthen them, and so unlock value. Learn more about the Organization Practice.
How does McKinsey support such executives?
First, we help our clients base their organizational decisions on the facts. We typically conduct a detailed diagnosis of the organization and help executives translate the huge volumes of data that are available to them into actionable insight. This provides a sound starting point for organizational change. Second, we work with executives to design the program of change needed, such as a new design for structures, systems, and processes; a new approach to capability building; or an integrated transformation program. In doing so, we draw on our deep understanding of business issues and industry dynamics, and we involve experts from other relevant disciplines, such as operations, strategy, or marketing. Third, we often work alongside clients in the final phase of work—implementation—to help ensure that the organizational change yields sustainable impact for the business.
Our work, then, is to help our clients grow as leaders, build the capabilities of their organizations, and grow the performance of their businesses. This creates lasting value for the firms we serve.
If you’re interested in applying directly to this practice, fill out the online application form (select “Associate” as a position. You will then be able to select the Organization Practice).