Consulting firms Accenture, BCG dominate campus placements at India’s B-schools this year

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Consulting firms Accenture, BCG dominate campus placements at India’s B-schools this year

Wrapping up the recent campus placement season, India’s premium business schools say they have attracted the most promising job packages from consulting firms.

Consulting firms Accenture and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) topped the charts, rolling out the most number of offers, according to media reports.

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Want to work at Bain or McKinsey? Learn this programming language

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Want to work at Bain or McKinsey? Learn this programming language

Getting your foot in the door at one of the top consulting firms is no easy task. At McKinsey, for example, more than 750k people apply in given year. Fewer than 1% are accepted. That trumps the lowest acceptance rate at top investment banks like Goldman Sachs (4%) by a wide margin. So how do you stand out from the crowd? Learn how to program with R and target McKinsey or Bain’s growing analytics teams.

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E-Commerce Consultant Hinge Grows Fast, Lands Backing Under Tech-Savvy Founder

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E-Commerce Consultant Hinge Grows Fast, Lands Backing Under Tech-Savvy Founder

E-commerce services startup Hinge Consulting LLC, which recently landed a major private equity deal roughly three years after its launch, bears the hallmarks of a virtual overnight success. Unlike many startup founders, though, its CEO arrived at entrepreneurship after an extensive corporate technology career with roots in the U.S. Army.

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Shanghai makes residency easier for foreign experts

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Shanghai makes residency easier for foreign experts

Shanghai streamlined the procedures on Monday for highly skilled foreigners working in the municipality to get their residence permits within three working days through an online application, the municipality's latest measure to attract such overseas workers.

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SNC-Lavalin Atkins profile: what takeover meant for the consultancy

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SNC-Lavalin Atkins profile: what takeover meant for the consultancy

New biometric screening technology could slice a third off the time it takes passengers to pass through Heathrow airport, according to Atkins, the consultancy advising on its implementation. For Atkins, which was bought by Canadian engineering group SNC-Lavalin for £2.1bn in 2017, developing the technology is only part of its work with Heathrow and other airports.

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CAMELOT Management Consultants And LLamasoft Strengthen Partnership

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CAMELOT Management Consultants And LLamasoft Strengthen Partnership

CAMELOT Management Consultants and LLamasoft today announced an agreement to extend and deepen their partnership. The paradigm shift in supply chain management towards the concept of the Demand-Driven Adaptive Enterprise calls for an integrated approach for supply chain design. The strengthened partnership will enable enterprises to better cope with the increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of their business

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This is how long it takes to make partner at Boston Consulting Group

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This is how long it takes to make partner at Boston Consulting Group

If you're a partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the UK, you can expect to earn an average of £967k ($1.2m), according to the firm's most recent annual accounts. It's good money if you can get it - but not everyone can. BCG has fewer than 60 partners in London, making its top echelon harder to reach than the managing director rung at most investment banks. However, several fortunate people have just achieved it.

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MediaCityUK company featured on FT list of leading management consultancies in UK

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MediaCityUK company featured on FT list of leading management consultancies in UK

Mason Advisory, independent IT consultancy, has been selected as one of the leading management consultancies in the UK for Digital Transformation and IT Strategy.

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Big consultancies struggle to close the gender pay gap

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Big consultancies struggle to close the gender pay gap

There is a strange anomaly in the consulting industry. Many of the largest firms have long been vocal advocates of greater gender diversity at the top of the world’s biggest companies. Their logic is simple: more diverse teams perform better.

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Are Management Consulting Firms Reducing their Dependence on MBAs?

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Are Management Consulting Firms Reducing their Dependence on MBAs?

Business schools’ and consultancies’ close ties led to the phrase “McHarvard”. But as the elite firms seek more diverse talent, the proportion of new consultants with MBAs is shrinking

For once, Keith Bevans is in Paris. As head of global consulting recruiting for Bain & Company, he travels the globe each year, searching for top talent from business schools. However, 2019 was the first time Bevans visited HEC Paris, one of Europe’s best business schools.

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EU cut direct grants to UK firms by 20% in the run up to Brexit

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EU cut direct grants to UK firms by 20% in the run up to Brexit

A reduction in EU funding is hitting small and mid-sized enterprises in the UK, according to research from a UK accounting and advisory firm. Grants to British firms from the European Development Fund have fallen by 20% in the last year.

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PwC aims to hire 120 new staff in Scotland

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PwC aims to hire 120 new staff in Scotland

Big Four professional services giant PwC has announced it will embark on its largest ever recruitment drive in Scotland. As the firm looks to improve its data analytics, AI and drone capabilities in the region, more than 100 staff are due to join by mid-2019.

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Nice Actimize launches financial crime consulting & advisory practice

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Nice Actimize launches financial crime consulting & advisory practice

Assessing operational risk, while evaluating technology implementation choices and facing regulatory pressures, financial services organizations are looking for strong advisory services and methodologies to help them navigate these challenges.

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A.T. Kearney Acquires Business Analytics Consultancy Cervello

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A.T. Kearney Acquires Business Analytics Consultancy Cervello

A.T. Kearney, a leading global management consulting firm, has acquired Cervello, an elite business analytics and data management consultancy

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Irish companies pay lip service to diversity and inclusion

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Irish companies pay lip service to diversity and inclusion

Around this time last year, management consulting firm McKinsey updated its international research on the positive link between diversity and financial performance

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Government IT services provider Concept Plus acquires Dougherty & Associates

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Government IT services provider Concept Plus acquires Dougherty & Associates

Government IT services provider Concept Plus, a key Oracle partner, has acquired Dougherty & Associates (DAI Solutions), a management consulting firm headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia

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Here’s why we need way more women in healthcare leadership

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Here’s why we need way more women in healthcare leadership

Women are the primary healthcare decision makers, often labeled the “chief medical officer” of their homes and beyond. In fact, they make 80% of all buying and usage decisions. Not to mention, they also constitute over 70% of the healthcare workforce.

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9 tips to help prepare for a consulting case interview

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9 tips to help prepare for a consulting case interview

The field of strategy and management consulting remains one of the most popular destinations for graduates and MBA professionals. The consulting case interview might very well be one of the most nerve-racking moments in the application process at leading consulting firms such as McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Bain & Company

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Accenture to Acquire Orbium

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Accenture to Acquire Orbium

Accenture has agreed to acquire Orbium, a management consultancy and technology services provider to the financial services industry, headquartered in Switzerland.

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A forecast for management consultants

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A forecast for management consultants

The numbers are encouraging. According to an assessment by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), management consulting is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 30 per cent to become a Rs 27,000-crore industry by 2020. However, with the advent of advanced and newer technologies, management consultants have challenges to tackle

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