McKinsey has a long tradition of hiring consultants with advanced professional degrees (APDs) from backgrounds other than business.
We were the first major consulting firm to actively recruit professionals from other fields, and today about a third of our consultants hold APDs.
Upon joining McKinsey, you’ll become part of this network of more than 3,000 consultants who come from backgrounds as varied as engineering, information technology, economics, and the legal and medical fields. You’ll work on teams with professionals who, like you, chose to take their careers in a new direction.
Throughout your time at McKinsey and beyond, you can rely on this network of consultants and alumni for support and mentorship. They can help ease your transition, offer advice and insight on your client work, and help you find the tools you need to succeed.
You’ll get the support you need to feel comfortable in the business world from mentors and through formal training programs. You’ll become part of a global community of professionals whose diverse expertise – in and outside of the business world – is crucial to the firm’s ability to analyze problems from all angles and deliver thorough, informed recommendations to our clients.