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These B-Schools Are Where Bain, BCG, McKinsey Will Snatch More MBAs In 2016

Prestige-steeped strategy houses hungry for MBA hires

Wed Jan 20 2016

The world’s elite consultancy firms are set to tap into the MBA talent pipeline in raucous fashion in 2016.

McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Co are among the strategy houses that are snapping up increasing numbers of MBA students at top schools.

“Traditionally we hire from the top 25 or 30 schools from around the world,” said Stephen Shih, who leads Bain & Company’s MBA recruiting efforts in Asia Pac.

“MBA graduates often exhibit the qualities we’re looking for,” he said: leadership; entrepreneurialism; and the ability to use data and analysis to solve complex problems, among others.

At London Business School, career data released on Tuesday showed BCG, Bain and McKinsey are among the top four recruiters. The trio hired 72 of 401 MBAs; McKinsey hired 38 alone.

“We have a strong relationship with McKinsey,” said Lara Berkowitz, executive director for the career center at LBS, where the consulting sector hired 33% of 2015’s...

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