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In order to prepare for a job at one of the MBB, what are some of the courses/training you would recommend to do (eg. Advanced excel..)?

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Francesco replied on 05/21/2017
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Hi Anonymous,

as mentioned by Vlad, a review of advanced Power Point and Excel may be useful for a good start. As for a previous post I wrote, a couple of things more related to soft skills that could be useful once you have started are instead the following:

  1. Take notes when your manager tells you something – this will help you to remember details and will show you care about them to the team.
  2. Ask for feedback every two-three weeks – this will show you are proactive and willing to learn.
  3. Always, always, always double check. First impression is very important in consulting: if you show you are reliable from the beginning, you will create a reputation of a reliable person.
  4. Ask for help when you don’t know what to do– better to let know you are in trouble with meeting a deadline then missing the deadline.
  5. Be social and respectful with the support staff – these people are great and influential as well in the company.



Vlad replied on 05/21/2017
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School


I recommend to prep Financial Modelling and Power Point.

1) Financial modeling - the best course I know is Training The Street. Take Financial Modeling, Valuation, Maybe LBO

2) Power Point - Google for MBB presentations and try to replicate them. Search for tips and tricks in books / internet in parallel. Plus read "Say it with charts" and "Pyramid Principle"

And finally - take a long vacation before starting your job;)

Good Luck!

replied on 05/21/2017
Ex-Bain consultant who cracked interviews at McK, BCG, Bain
Anonymous B replied on 08/11/2017

Thank you all for your answers!