Virtual Academy

June – July 2020

Develop your skills from home

Are you a student or early career professional* in Europe and want to further develop your problem-solving and analytical skills? Are you excited to learn about digital topics or design thinking? Do you want a chance to win an Apple Watch?

*To be eligible, you must be based in Europe and a current (non-MBA or business) Masters student or PhD student filling a postdoctoral post. We also invite early career professionals, with (non-MBA or business) Masters degrees or PhDs to apply.

What you can expect

Our Virtual Academy combines modules from one of our capability building programmes, McKinsey Academy which was designed for our C-suite clients, as well as virtual skills workshops and a team challenge.

Most of the Virtual Academy modules are self-paced so participants can complete them at a time suitable for them. During the programme, participants will be paired with a mentor for career advice and a glimpse into life at McKinsey. At the conclusion of the Virtual Academy, there will be an online team challenge, which will help participants connect with others in the programme.

Applications are closed.


Stage 1: Meet McKinsey Webinars

June 8-14, 2020

Get to know more about McKinsey through webinars introducing you to our colleagues and the meaningful work we do

Stage 2: Skills Workshops

June 15- 21, 2020

Understand how leverage your strengths, learn how to experience meaning, improve your resilience and build authentic confidence.

Stage 3: Online Learning Modules

June 23 - 30, 2020

Complete McKinsey Academy learning courses on topics like digital, agile, design thinking and powerful communication

Stage 4: McKinsey Mentor

June 25 – July 7, 2020

Get paired with a McKinsey Mentor based on your industry and/or topic interests

Stage 5: Solve it! Team Challenge

July 3 – July 12, 2020

Work in a virtual team on a complex business problem with people from different backgrounds and geographies

Participants will collect points for completing each module

Want to unlock the McKinsey Academy online learning modules?

To progress to the next stage, you will need to collect a certain number of points. You will have a chance to unlock the online learning (stage 3) upon completing stages 1 and 2.

Want to win an Apple Watch?

The 5 participants who complete all designated modules and have the most points will win an Apple watch.

The Virtual Academy is just one of our many programs aimed at helping individuals get to know McKinsey better.

If you don’t fit our criteria for Virtual Academy, please stay tuned to our social media feeds for more opportunities to connect in the future. You may also subscribe to our careers blog for job alerts, or apply for one of our open roles that fit for your background, skill set, and experience level.