Consulting Development Programme

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Providing you with skills and insights relevant to a career in the consulting industry.

The programme is based around the hiring processes of global consulting recruiters. It connects theory with practice through practical workshops, recruiter-led case events and access to online resources and tools. It offers links with consulting recruiter events and networking sessions, providing opportunities to connect with practicing consultants from a variety of firms. 

The programme is offered by our Career Development Centre and is not part of the MBA course curriculum. It starts with your arrival at the School and continues through Michaelmas until the middle of Trinity term.

Improved career outcomes

The programme aims to improve your opportunities to secure your desired job, by cultivating improved skills and industry insights.

Inclusive and competitive

Enables the most committed participants to work at the most productive and intense pace, whilst allowing others to work at a slower pace. You cannot move to the next stage without passing checkpoints or assessments.

The programme is open to current MBA, 1+1 MBA, MSc Financial Economics and MSc in Law and Finance students interested in pursuing a career in consulting, especially strategy consulting, management consulting and boutiques where case interviews form a core part of the selection process. Whilst the programme is designed around consulting case interviews, it also aims to provide benefits to those looking at other industries in which consulting skills and case-type interview processes may be helpful and of interest.

I was interested in a possible consulting career, and knew that the structured thinking skills would be applicable to any future role. The program involved attending a number of workshops, doing case prep, and participating in a large number of employer visits. These skills proved invaluable when I interviewed for a number of consulting jobs.

MBA Student