What is the Management Consulting Immersion?

For aspiring management consultants, the breadth of potential engagements and the range of skills employed within the industry can be both exciting and intimidating.

By completing the MCI, you will build the mindsets, behaviors, and skills to succeed on a wide range of consulting engagements, regardless of whether you are working for a large consultancy, in a specialized boutique, or within a Fortune 500 company.

In other words, the MCI will prepare you to hit the ground running as a consultant or internal strategist.

Management Consulting Immersion Curriculum

The MCI curriculum was informed by extensive research with consulting partners, learning and development staff, and recruiting professionals.

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The MCI Practicum

The MCI Practicum is the heart of this immersion and consists of three, complementary parts:

Small-group case discussions to improve your problem-solving, business acumen, and influence through the exploration of common strategic issues

Hands-on training to help you develop a foundation of core consulting skills, including client management, primary and secondary research, and synthesis and storytelling

Independent research projects to apply and refine your skills while building confidence in your ability to add value on day one

Additional MCI Coursework

To supplement the MCI Practicum, you will also complete coursework in managerial accounting, advanced decision modeling, operations, and analytics.

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Elective Guidance

After completing the MCI, you will receive tailored guidance on how to customize your second-year electives to further support your career across the following areas:

  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
  • Data & Analytics
  • Communication & Personal Effectiveness
  • Business Acumen

Faculty with Exceptional Consulting Experience

Throughout the general Management Consulting Immersion (MCI) curriculum and other consulting-related electives, you’ll have the chance to learn from leading researchers and experienced practitioners. Some of our faculty with Management Consulting experience include:

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Chris Bordoni

Experience: Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting
Courses: Management Consulting Immersion (MCI) Practicum


Elizabeth McClean

Experience: Mercer (part of Marsh McLennan)
Courses: Women and Leadership


Hernan J.F. Saenz, III

Experience: Bain & Company
Courses: Applied Principles of Business Strategy

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Allan M. Filipowicz

Experience: Boston Consulting Group
Courses: Negotiations I: Negotiation Essentials

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Rob Grossman

Experience: Deloitte Consulting
Courses: Management Cases

Jamie Hintlian

Experience: Ernst & Young, Accenture
Courses: Applied Operations Strategy

Clubs and Associations

Students pursuing careers in management consulting complement what they learn in the classroom by engaging with a wide range of clubs, including:

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  • Automotive & Transportation Club
  • Food & Agriculture Club
  • Healthcare Club
  • High Tech Club
  • Human Capital Association
  • Johnson Board Fellows
  • Johnson Consulting Club
  • Marketing & General Management Club
  • Media, Entertainment, and Sports Club
  • Retail & Luxury Club
  • Sustainable Global Enterprise Club

Career Outcomes

The Johnson School’s consulting students secure MBA internships and full-time roles at prestigious consultancies and inside Fortune 500 companies.
Some of our leading partners include:

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EY (formerly Ernst & Young) logo.
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Kearney logo.
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Apply to the Johnson School

Join the Johnson School two-year MBA community and prepare to launch your career with the Management Consulting Immersion.