Analytics in McKinsey, BCG, Bain and Oliver Wyman

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Eva asked on Aug 19, 2019

I would like to get some advice about the analytics areas of the MBBs: McKinsey, BCG, Bain and Oliver Wyman. There is not a lot about these processes either how they work internally.

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replied on Aug 19, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


What do you mean by analytics? Is it data scientists / financial modeling experts?

Usually, it's the part of the research department or a dedicated data science team. McKinsey in the US and UK has a separate data science company in addition to in-house analytics

The selection process is similar (3-4 cases) + usually an additional data analytics exercise (can be solved in Excel / Tableau)


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Eva on Aug 19, 2019

Yes, I refered to Data Scientist. Do you know a good source to practice business cases oriented to data science?

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McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


For the analytics teams that you mention, and in general, you will hace specific assesments (coding, etc.) + business cases with a strong analytics component in them.

For getting better at analytic cases, on top of lots of practice, I would recommend you GMAT exercises.

There are free exams in the internet that you can use for practice (the one of LBS MBA page, Verits prep, as well as some free trials for courses such as the one of The Economist (

Hope it helps!


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