McKinsey & Company Case Competition 2017

Northwestern University & University of Chicago

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that helps companies and institutions make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in their performance. Approximately 11,000 consultants with diverse backgrounds work in more than 100 offices in more than 60 countries. McKinsey advises organizations worldwide on issues of strategy, organization, operations, and technology. We invite Advanced Professional Degree (APD)* students to join McKinsey for a case competition, beginning on Tuesday, July 11th and ending on Friday, July 14th with presentations in our Chicago office.


You will work in small teams (3-4 people) on a sample client case provided by McKinsey to deliver recommendations in a 10 minute presentation on Friday, July 14th in our Chicago office. This case competition is non-evaluative and will not impact your candidacy with McKinsey. It is an opportunity for you to understand what we do and have fun with your classmates in a collaborative environment!

By Friday, July 7th please sign up here: You can either sign up as an individual or as a team; suggested team size is 3-4; please note whether you’re signing up as an individual or a team in the form; we will accommodate sign-ups on a first come, first served basis and space is limited

Monday, July 10th you will receive your team assignments via email (NU & UChicago will not have mixed teams to keep scheduling easier)

By 5PM Tuesday, July 11th you will receive case instructions, and the case overview & exhibits via email

Tuesday, July 11th – Thursday, July 13th work in your small teams on the case and develop client recommendations for Friday’s presentation

By 8PM Thursday, July 13th your team will email Anne Cullen with your final presentation

Friday, July 14th 10AM – 1PM case presentations and lunch with McKinsey consultants in our Chicago office. Winners will be announced that day! The winning team will have the opportunity to present at the Northwestern Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance Summit on 7/21:

For any questions, please reach out to:

University of Chicago


Anne Cullen (McKinsey)

* PhDs, Postdocs and non-MBA Masters students finishing their programs in 2018, or medical students, interns, residents or fellows finishing their programs in 2018 or 2019