The Management Consulting Association has brought consultants from some of the country’s top consulting firms to campus to discuss their industry, firm and career path into those firms. The MCA’s speaker series has added significant value for its members by facilitating the interaction of consultants with MBA students thereby pulling back the curtain of management consulting and hearing from the source what it is like to be a consultant and what it takes to become one.
Consultants from the following firms have all visited USD to speak to the MCA and will continue to do so. Additionally, each consultant has provided a networking opportunity for members as well as made their time available to conduct mock interviews. This is just another way the MCA works to enhance the competitiveness of its members.
Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy & Operations practice has a double-digit share of the global market, and consistently ranks in the top five organizations in the industry. The practice works with senior executives to help them solve their toughest and most complex problems by bringing an approach to executable strategy that combines deep industry knowledge, rigorous analysis, and insight to enable confident action. The Strategy & Operations practice provides services such as corporate strategy, customer and marketing strategy, innovation, mergers and acquisitions, social impact strategy, innovation, business model transformation, supply chain and manufacturing operations, sector-specific service operations and financial management. Deloitte’s strategy practice Monitor Deloitte, and innovation practice Doblin, both fall within Strategy & Operations.
McKinsey & Company is a privately owned management consulting firm. Roundly considered to be the most prestigious company of its kind, it has achieved a level of renown so great as to be known even to laymen, despite shrouding details of its work-and its client list-in secrecy. In its practice areas, it addresses strategic, organizational, operational and technological issues, always with a focus-according to the firm-of doing what is right for the client’s business, not what is best for McKinsey’s bottom line. As for th
e range of those specialties, the list of industrial sectors the firm serves encompasses everything from commodities and natural resources to the worlds of media, entertainment and high tech.
Accenture delivers its services via five industry-focused operating groups: communications, media and technology, financial services, products, health and public service and resources. This industry focus provides Accenture’s professionals with a thorough understanding of industry evolution, business issues and applicable technologies, enabling Accenture to deliver solutions tailored to each client’s industry. The sheer scale of capabilities and client engagements differentiates Accenture from most other companies. Many of the company’s clients are global organizations, so Accenture technologists are regularly tasked with crafting solutions and building systems that affect companies around the world-creating the infrastructure of business today.
Booz Allen leverages its past to help clients prepare for the future. Our legacy in management consulting enables us to see, hear, and innovate on behalf of our clients in ways our competitors cannot. Each day, we look beyond the requirements of a single client engagement to address the broader context of our client’s mission and business goals. That approach is framed by the key distinction that we don’t have customers, we serve clients. Our long track record of client satisfaction is evidenced by this: We have relationships that go back an average of more than 20 years with our 10 largest client organizations. Our ability to meet and exceed client expectations originates in a well-established collaborative culture uniquely supported by the firm’s operating model.
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations.
Capgemini Consulting specializes in advising and supporting enterprises in significant transformation, from innovative strategy to execution and with an unstinting focus on results. With the new digital economy creating significant disruptions and opportunities, our global team of over 3,600 talented individuals work with leading companies and governments to master Digital Transformation, drawing on our understanding of the digital economy and our leadership in business transformation and organizational change.
As a consultancy, A.T. Kearney has a rich heritage that takes it back to the setup of McKinsey & Company and the arrival of consulting as a profession in 1920s Chicago. When James Oscar McKinsey set up his original firm in the city in 1926, one of the first partners he was to hire three years later was a certain fellow by the name of Andrew Thomas Kearney. Following McKinsey’s death in 1939, the firm’s two offices-based in New York and Chicago-split, with Kearney taking the latter and focusing the company’s attention on operations and manufacturing.
Bain has worked with more than two-thirds of the Global 500, thousands of notable regional and local organizations, hundreds of non-profits and private equity funds representing 75 percent of global equity capital. With 50 offices in 32 countries, the firm claims to cover 95 percent of the world’s GDP-a claim that is very likely true, given that Bain experts work across every economic and industry sector, from media to healthcare to alternative energy. While the firm’s client list is a closely guarded secret, word has leaked about some of its clients, including such prestigious names as De Beers, Dell, Ford, Charles Schwab, Starbucks, Del Monte and Endeavor.