Conventional approaches rarely get our clients where they need to be. We have seen many times how creative thinking and out-of-the-box solutions for our clients' toughest business problems require a combination of different viewpoints, angles, and perspectives.
As a consultant with an advanced degree, you will enrich project teams with your own fresh and distinct perspective, therefore providing clients with thoughtful approaches of the highest caliber and solutions tailored to their organization and challenges.
For example, we often find ourselves working for clients whose business is closely linked to the natural sciences. Having a real understanding of the underlying science helps us execute the right analysis and propose viable solutions, while also establishing our credibility with the client.
There is no doubt that a chemist's understanding of the value chain in a health care concern is different from that of a business major; that a physicist looks at the automotive industry from his own angle; or that a mathematician has a particularly sound approach to risk-assessment topics.
At BCG we realize that social sciences have become more important than ever before in today's era of globalization. Who could better understand what it takes to create and maintain competitive advantage for a global company than a social scientist? For a company that has decided to enter a new market, a sociologist can deliver insights that nobody else is able to provide.
The turnaround of an entire company culture is a process that requires extensive expertise in psychology and, at times, anthropology. JDs who possess strong communication and interpersonal skills can also use their critical thinking to approach a problem they may have studied in corporate law from inside the boardroom.
At BCG you can choose to surprise those around you—and maybe even yourself.