Access to unequalled expertise and insights

We provide access to the broadest and deepest industry and functional expertise, top talent, and research and solutions, so you get the right answers faster, anywhere in the world.

The broadest and deepest industry and functional expertise

Industry Practices

There is no substitute for knowing an industry inside and out. Organizations need to track competitive dynamics, regulatory changes, and advances in technology to compete and thrive in their sector. Our consultants draw upon years of direct, front-line experience as well as deep industry knowledge to ensure our clients’ success.

  • Advanced Electronics
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Electric Power & Natural Gas
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • High Tech
  • Infrastructure
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Metals & Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Private Equity & Principal Investors
  • Public Sector
  • Pulp & Paper/Forest Products
  • Retail
  • Semiconductors
  • Social Sector
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel, Transport & Logistics

Functional Practices

From strategy to operations, we are committed to helping our clients build their functional skills and boost performance for the long term.

  • Business Technology
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Organization
  • Risk
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability & Resource Productivity

Our passionate people and rigorous minds are always on hand to give you relevant, high-quality answers

Our clients ask us to help them solve their toughest problems, and to do so, we draw on a range of problem-solving techniques and analytical approaches. We only hire consultants who are intellectually very strong, and all have been trained in our problem-solving approaches or methodologies. We support these consultants with a wide range of analytical approaches and advanced technology tools to enable us to take on and resolve very challenging problems.

Our deep understanding of what makes doing business so different in Greater China – the unique challenges facing companies, and their very different corporate cultures and management mindsets – stems from our very deep local presence.

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We hire unsurpassed talent, everywhere in the world

Ninety-two percent of our consultants hold advanced degrees and more than 20 percent of our consultants have PhD or MD degrees.


We invest in learning throughout their careers

McKinsey consultants attend regular internal training sessions that are unique to McKinsey’s methods and thinking, with over 100 sessions available over the course of a career. Consultants cumulatively spend 50,000 days per year in learning sessions. We have continuous specialized training programs that develop deep functional and industry expertise.


We have a strong and global culture of excellence

We employ rigorous problem solving, efficient working models, and high-quality delivery to reach insights and solve issues faster. We have global standards to ensure the same high quality in every location.

We possess state-of-the art knowledge and a suite of proprietary data, tools and analytics

An essential element of our ability to have impact on our clients is bringing distinctive insights and proprietary knowledge to our engagements. To develop this knowledge, we invest $400 million each year in our own research programs.

We publish some of this research externally, for example, through the McKinsey Quarterly or through our business and economics research arm, the McKinsey Global Institute. We also publish deep, specialized perspectives on a range of topics in our industry and functional publications.

Sixteen hundred knowledge professionals (1 of every 10 members of the firm) support our consulting teams, conduct research, then sanitize and codify our work so that our findings and insights are captured from every engagement in a way that can be shared safely with other teams. All of our codified knowledge is kept in an extensive database that is accessible by all our consultants, who use it to work more effectively with clients and drive higher levels of impact. This database includes 40,000 staff-written documents, providing an extensive perspective on industry trends.



1,600 knowledge professionals support our consultants and our clients. They conduct research and sanitize and codify our work so all findings and insights are captured from every engagement.



The firm provides an extensive perspective on industry forces with a database of 40,000 staff-written documents.



McKinsey invests $400 million in research and knowledge initiatives every year.

More recently, we have developed new ways to access the richness of our firm and bring our proprietary knowledge to clients, so that you can make sense of data and gain insight faster, as described below:


McKinsey Solutions

McKinsey Solutions is a new kind of service from McKinsey & Company, combining 85 years of industry & functional expertise with data science. This unique blend of capabilities enables us to equip you with innovation ‘Solutions’ – our name for packages of data, software and expertise – that channel McKinsey knowledge and provide a clear view of complex problems.


Insights China

McKinsey’s Insights China provides organizations with the specific market and consumer intelligence and expert perspectives they need to inform key decision making in the complex, fast-evolving Chinese market througheExpert support for strategic and marketing planning; in-depth market analyses to understand fast-changing consumer behavior; and rigorous fact base to help companies identify, prioritize, and seize business opportunities.

China Knowledge Center

Our more than 100 professionals at our China Knowledge Center in Shanghai provide tailored research and analysis for our consulting teams in Greater China and around the world. They coordinate closerly with our research centers in India, Eastern Europe, the US, and several other locations around the world to deliver data, analysis, and solutions to our clients 24/7.


McKinsey Global Institute

McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) is one of the world’s leading sources of micro- and macroeconomic research, shaping and contributing to the world’s most pressing debates through original research. MGI China leads research on China’s biggest issues, from urbanization to e-tailing.

Access to a unique network of established business, government and societal leaders

We maintain close relationships with a global community of alumni, among which many are leaders of business or public institutions:



We have 25,000 alumni across 120 countries



7,000 of our alumni are at the EVP level or higher in their organization



230 of our alumni are CEOs of companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue

We have a large network of leaders, academics, and professionals around the world with whom we regularly engage or convene in events, roundtables, publications, and digital media to discuss and share their perspectives. We connect with top leaders from the most preeminent institutions in key forums, where we shape debates and business thinking. And we provide many opportunities to access our unique network of leaders—to meet, discuss, and learn from one another through our events and round tables, as well as frequent private meetings.

Fortune Global Forum 2013

Fortune Global Forum

McKinsey was the Knowledge Partner to the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu in June 2013

Strategic Shifts in the Consumer Ecosystem - Gordon Orr

World Economic Forum

McKinsey is a Strategic Partner to the World Economic Forum’s “Summer Davos” Forum in 2012

Jin Wang Small

Women’s Forum

McKinsey was the Knowledge Partner to the Global Women’s In China each year