bESTTALENT

​Course

Breaking into Singapore Management Consulting Industry in 3 Weeks

         Course Overview

With the close guidance of management consulting professionals, participants will go through a 3-week structured training course comprising online interactive sessions and hands-on assignments. During the intensive training, participants will learn the essential skillsets for Singapore management consulting industry, improve business acumen, and master the logistic thinking methods to crack business cases.

 

BestTop also invited 3 guest speakers from leading management consulting firms, including McKinsey, Bain, and BCG, so that participants may grow their social networks and gain insightful hands-on information on management consulting industry.

Challenges that You will Overcome

Benefits

that You will Gain

 

  • Gaps between Academics and Industry Requirements

  • Lack of Confidence in the Complicated Case Interview

  • Lack of Professional Network and Working Experience in Management Consulting

  • Information Overloaded by Numerous Non-interactive Online Courses

  • 3-week of Intensive and Systematic Learning

  • 5 Classic Case Studies to be Analyzed in Depth

  • Guided by 5-star Rated Mentor from Top Firm

  • MBB Guest Speakers to Share on Industry Trends

Curriculum Design Philosophy

BestTalent online course are co-developed by BestTop and career mentors with abundant industry knowledge. It follows the “RICE” coaching methodology, with the goal centralizing on career development. Participants will gain comprehensive technical knowledge within a short period of time, while completing the career preparation in a specific industry.

Real-time Interaction

Live session in small group setting to address specific questions

Incremental Learning

 Learning is divided into incremental stages, from zero to hero

Career-driven Goal

 Only practical knowledge is passed on to deal with real-life situations

Experienced Mentor

Sessions are delivered by experienced practitioners from leading firms

         Eligibility 

Anyone with an opened mind to get their hands dirty in data analytics! All is welcome!

Course

Mentor

Guest

Speakers

-    SMU Msc. in Applied Finance 应用金融
-    8-year working experience in Data Science 8年数据分析实践工作经验
-    Worked at Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Uber, Grab, Ant Financial 曾任职于

Mentor W is graduated from the National University of Singapore with bachelor degree in Engineering (Highest Distinction). He is currently working at an industry leading energy research and consulting firm. He previously worked as Machinery Engineer in Exxon Mobil – the world's largest oil company.

3 guest speakers from leading management consulting firms (McKinsey, Bain, and BCG) will come along to share topics such as,

  • Day-to-day jobs carried out by management consultant in Singapore

  • Career advice for breaking into management consulting industry

  • Industry trend and development of management consulting industry in Singapore

Course Schedule

The Course is divided into intermediate, pre-advanced and advanced sessions, and each session lasts for 2.5 hours. Participants will join in the session via online conferencing platform Zoom, and mentor will deliver live lecture and address questions. After each session, assignment will be given to evaluate learning progress of participants.

Session 1: 07th March (Saturday)

1:30pm – 4pm

Session 2: 14th March (Saturday)

1:30pm – 4pm

Session 3: 21st March (Saturday)

10am – 12noon

Session 4: 21st March (Saturday)

1:30pm – 4pm

Course OUTLINE

 

Session 1

(Basic)

An overview on management consulting in Singapore’s context

  • Busting the myths about consulting

  • Overview of leading consulting firms by revenue and by practices

  • People – desired candidates and alumni networks

  • Practices and examples of consulting engagements

  • Salary and benefits

  • How to apply for a consultant position in Singapore

Experience case interview

  • A simple teaser question on market sizing

  • A profitability case

Session 2 (Intermediate)

Develop your commercial acumen 

- learning market fundamentals

  • Supply and demand fundamentals

  • Understanding market drivers from the supply and demand perspective

  • Typical arbitrage opportunities in commodity trading

  • Cases and exercises

Market-sizing questions

  • Why are they popular questions to ask?

  • Keys to solve the puzzles

  • Market sizing cases and exercises

  • How to do it in a quicker way?

  • How consulting firms conduct market-sizing exercises?

 

Session 3

(Advanced)

Master case interview

  • An introduction to basic frameworks

  • A framework invented by myself

  • Crack some cases (examples are listed below but subject to changes):

  1. Profitability - Chinese state airlines embracing for turbulence

  2. M&A – Lenovo’s legendary acquisition of IBM

  3. Market entry – develop a water infrastructure project in Africa

  4. Pricing – How should Apple price Airpods Pro?

Session 4

(Advanced)

How to deliver a case?

  • Understanding MECE

  • Pyramids and storyline

  • Charts and figures

  • Presentation tips

Negotiation and crisis management

  • How to win your negotiation battle?

  • How to respond when a crisis hits?

Some career tips

  • My own interview experience

  • A day as a management consultant

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