What does the typical McKinsey case team look like?

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Anonymous A asked on Jan 25, 2020

How many BA's, Associates, EM's, Partners, etc. are typical per case? When/why would it vary?

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replied on Jan 25, 2020
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


There is no typical team since it really depends on the type of the project:

  • There is a manager (EM)
  • Many projects are EM+1, meaning there is also associate + BA. EM it that set up can also be leading a work stream
  • Max will be EM+3 for the team - otherwise, it becomes hard to manage
  • There will be an AP, Partner and the Director in different capacities
  • Often there is more than one team on the client


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