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Business school introduces new 'sustainable management' program
MBAs going green: Students learn the value of the "triple bottom line" – profit, people, planet. read more
Bain & Company names new UK managing partner
Bain & Company has appointed Cyrus Jilla as the new Managing Partner of the global consulting firm's operations in the United Kingdom, effective August 1, 2007. read more
Hitachi Consulting managing VP named to top 25 consultants list
The ranking of Tamra Chandler, managing vice president for Global Solutions and People for Hitachi Consulting, marks the third year in a row Hitachi Consulting has made the list. read more
Consulting recruitment spree becoming more targeted
The last years have seen a dramatic growth in hiring targets at many of the world’s best-known consulting brands. read more
KPMG: Escalating “War for Talent” makes employers take a fresh look at recruitment
An increasing numbers of employers are exploiting the potential of the internet; the main challenge is to find the right skills and resources at acceptable cost. read more
Consultancies' career website among top 30 in the US
Deutsche Bank awarded Top US Corporate Career Website in the US. read more
Google deposes McKinsey as most desired MBA employer in the US
Google claims number 1 position after McKinsey's 12-year reign as the Most Desirable Place to Work for MBA students in the US. read more
Big Four make a comeback in thought leadership
Big Four firms have rebuilt their consulting practices and this group is once again a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced in their thought leadership performance, according to a new report, which evaluates thought leadership published by the top global consulting firms. read more
Do strategy firms still lead the thinking?
The intellectual high ground of management consulting or ‘thought leadership’ has traditionally been held by the strategy firms. read more
BCG named Best Small Company on FORTUNE's '100 Best Companies to Work For' list
Firm ranks 8th overall and highest among other consultancies on the list. read more
Mercer HR Consulting names new Asia leader
Rajan Srikanth, 44, has joined Mercer Human Resource Consulting to head the Asia region and to lead Mercer's Human Capital Advisory Services (HCAS) in Asia. read more
Bain&Co; partner named new Dean of London Business School
Robin Buchanan is currently the Senior Partner in the UK of Bain & Company. read more
HP acquires Italian IT firm
The acquisition will boost HP Service’s capabilities in data warehousing, business intelligence, customer relationship management and security. read more
Management Consulting still a top careers choice among MBA students
McKinsey, meet Google, the new runner-up in the race for the most desirable place to work for MBA students. read more
It's Official: is the consulting industry's number one choice for attracting candidates online
Publication of Management Consultancy's Top 75 league table of consulting firms has made possible a startling analysis of the online recruitment market for management consultants. read more
Makers of “The Apprentice” on lookout for consulting talent
Even if you've spent the last 6 months jetting back and forth from client locations, few readers will not have heard of the TV series “The Apprentice”. read more
Buyout bonanza: Competition to heat up in Canada
Buyout deals and a cash-rich private equity sector have dominated headlines in recent months. read more
Corven appoints head of new US office
Corven has appointed Steve Hoffman as Director and President of its newly-opened US office. read more
Roland Berger gaining momentum after a difficult year
Strategy consultancy Roland Berger has had a difficult financial year but is now building up momentum in the run-up to Christmas, according to reports in the German media this week.

Revenues and profit for 2004 are expected to remain unchanged over the 2003 level, when turnover stood at 530m euros. read more
Consulting Magazine ranks best firms to work for
Consultants are rarely short of advice for others, but do they practice what they preach when it comes to creating healthy work cultures at their own organizations? Kennedy Information’s Consulting Magazine's annual Best Firms to Work For survey of thousands of consultants found several firms that were earning high praise from their toughest critics: their own employees. read more
Corven – the magic tale of what can be achieved during a consulting downturn
To grow a healthy consulting business from scratch during the last years, differentiation was the key. read more
Bain & Company: IT spending is 57% higher in companies where it's considered a significant enabler of growth
It's no surprise that as the economy is looking up, 70 percent of senior executives agree that information technology (IT) is highly relevant to enabling their companies to grow, but 60 percent complain that IT is inhibiting growth in key areas – and these attitudes affect IT spending. read more
For 2004 grads multi-industry employers are in, so are better salaries
A newly released survey of more than 4,000 MBAs and 14,000 undergraduates reveals US '04 graduates to be a careful group of job-hunters. read more
Consulting firms among Top 50 Diversity Employers
Minority students at the undergraduate and MBA levels have ranked McKinsey 8th in the Top 50 Diversity Employers Survey for 2004. read more
Bain & Co: Market's initial response to a deal is predictive of future value
Bain & Company’s new 2004 M&A; Deal Success Research concludes that the initial stock market reaction to a merger announcement is a reliable predictor of share price performance of the acquiring company two years forward. read more
Edengene achieves staggering 25% growth rate and sees shortage of Partner-level talent as major constraint to growth
Q: When is Strategy Consulting not Strategy Consulting?

A: When it is called “Growth & Venturing”

When a sector of the strategy consulting market has managed to grow by double-digits even in the pits of 2003, you know it must be addressing a hot topic. read more
So how does McKinsey do it?
As we revealed last month, despite all the rebrandings, changes in ownership and new entrants that have hit the consulting market in the last two years, McKinsey remains the number one choice of consultancy employer. read more
Consulting Magazine announces Top 25 Consultants 2004
Consulting Magazine has announced The Top 25 Most Influential Consultants 2004, its annual listing of influential consultants as judged by the leaders of 14 leading consulting firms. read more
Bain: Merger mania mounts in fragmented software industry
New Bain & Company study suggests nearly two-thirds of software companies aren't profitable and may find themselves forced onto an acquisition path. read more
McKinsey retains #1 status as employer of choice
Despite all the rebrandings, changes in ownership and new entrants that have hit the consulting market in the last two years, McKinsey remains the number one choice of consultancy employer. read more
EDS completes sale of UGS PLM solutions
EDS has completed its sale of UGS PLM Solutions for $2.05 billion and it said it remains on track to achieve zero net debt and more than $5 billion in liquidity by year-end 2004. read more
EDS to sell UGS PLM Solutions for $2.05bn
EDS said it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its UGS PLM Solutions unit for $2.05 billion in cash to a group of three private equity firms: Bain Capital, Silver Lake Partners and Warburg Pincus. read more
The Faking It challenge – take a Management Consultant and turn him into…
Imagine being several years into your management consultancy career and having to start over from scratch. read more
Jack Welch signs book deal
Jack Welch will write Winning, which his publishers are describing as the “ultimate business how-to book”. read more
2003 in review: consulting market ends year on a much stronger footing
As appraisal and bonus-time comes around again, we can all look back at 2003 and feel contented that the year is ending on a considerably stronger footing than it started. read more
Bain looks at growth lessons that saved many of today's top performing companies
A new Bain & Company study shows that among 25 top-performing companies, four out of five suffered periods of stagnation or near collapse. read more
Campus recruiting picking up
After two year of falling rates of employment for graduates from Ivy League universities, campus career centres are reporting a modest increase in this year's numbers of grads being hired right after graduation. read more
McKinsey still retains that special aura amongst strategy consultancies
You have to hand it to McKinsey. read more
New Bain study finds innovation and big advertising budget key to brand's success
Innovative and heavily advertised brands can grow on average three times faster than their competitors according to a new study by Bain & Company. read more
McKinsey still No. 1
The world’s most famous strategy consultancies have a bullet-proof appeal as employers of choice. read more
Bain & Co: Management tools use on the rise amidst economic uncertainty
According to a new study released this week by Bain & Company companies are increasingly leaning on more and better methods of assessing economic uncertainty to reach elusive growth targets. read more
New entrant opens up the market for McKinsey-style strategy consulting
What does the future hold for strategy consultants? Numerous sources confirm we are starting to see the first green shoots in the world of strategy consulting, with McKinsey beginning to recruit once again and other major strategy firms also enjoying modest improvements in their order books. read more
McKinsey still most desired employer
McKinsey has ranked first for the seventh straight year in Universum’s survey, which ranks the 50 most desirable employers in the world, based on where MBA students in the US say they would like most to work. read more
Bain acquitted from $70m+ lawsuit
A US judge yesterday dismissed all charges in the case against strategy consulting heavyweights Bain & Company, brought by former Club Med chief executive Serge Trigano. read more
Bain facing lawsuit
It is every consulting partners’ worst nightmare. read more
Razorfish invests in business development
Net consultancy Razorfish has appointed Cesar Brea as Senior VP of sales and marketing, in a move to invest in business development and lead generation. read more
Accenture & McKinsey candidates` preferred choice of employer
Results from`s candidate survey show McKinsey and Accenture as the two most favoured consultancy employers.

With 1700+ responses, the results will be of growing significance as consultancies enter a new growth phase and are looking to hire the best talent once again.

Surprise results include the relatively poor performance of Bain – suggesting that while the firm is good at retaining staff it is not so good at communicating its proposition to candidates in the market.

Full survey results can be found in the "news" section above read more
Bain and WCI strong performance in survey
Strategy consultancy Bain & Co and web-consultancy WCI have both performed strongly in this year`s Sunday Times survey – 100 Best Companies to work for. read more
McKinsey, Bain, SH&E; lucrative contracts with SAA cancelled
South African Airways has cancelled major long-term contracts with McKinsey, Bain and SH&E.; read more
McKinsey Strategy consulting regains popularity amongst MBAs
Survey findings this week suggest strategy consulting has regained its position as the career of choice for graduating MBAs. read more
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