McKinsey is a values-based firm. We simultaneously strive to help our clients address their most challenging questions and to create an unrivaled professional environment that attracts and retains exceptional people.
McKinsey consultants hail from a variety of academic, professional, and personal backgrounds. Many of our corporate finance consultants have prior experience in consulting, investment banking, private equity, or in the finance functions of major corporations. Others join McKinsey immediately after earning their undergraduate, MBA, or other advanced degree. To drive the greatest impact for our clients, our engagement teams consist of both corporate finance experts and industry specialists.
Candidates join our Corporate Finance Practice for several reasons. Some seek a new intellectual challenge, while others express a desire to deepen their knowledge of a particular topic. Still others seek to gain new perspectives and have greater professional impact.
In general, McKinsey hires exceptional people with outstanding capabilities and potential in four areas: problem solving, achievement, personal impact, and leadership. The Corporate Finance Practice hires business analysts, associates, and experts with experience in, or a desire to focus on, our field. This adds a fifth dimension to what we look for. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of current corporate finance trends, their impact on business strategies, and their implications for senior management in driving value and sustaining competitive advantage. Candidates should be comfortable with quantitative analysis and take a creative yet pragmatic approach to problem solving.