10 Feb 2020 21:50 IST

Consulting firms are top hirers in 1st cluster of IIM-A placements

Accenture Strategy, BCG, McKinsey among main recruiters; most offers came from Avendus

The first cluster of the Final Placement process for the PGP class of 2020 was completed at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The firms that participated in Cluster 1 comprised four cohorts – investment banking and markets, management consulting, advisory consulting and private equity, venture capital and asset management.

The list of Cluster 1 recruiters included regular partners such as Accenture Strategy, Kearney, Avendus, Bain & Co., Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, Monitor Deloitte, Matrix Partners, Multiples, Nomura, Oliver Wyman, & The Boston Consulting Group among others. Several new recruiters including Blackstone Group and Strategy & (Middle East) also participated this year.

IIM-A has always had an extremely rich mix of firms from diverse sectors. Consulting firms, offering management consulting roles across geographies (including Malaysia and West Asia) continue to hire in large numbers. This reinforces the strength of the general management program at IIM-A. McKinsey made the highest number of offers (including pre-placement offers) at 27, closely followed by The Boston Consulting Group, that made 23 offers in Cluster 1.

Finance firms offered (including pre-placement offers) roles in investment banking, private equity, venture capital and capital markets across functions and geographies (including Singapore). Avendus made the highest number of offers (including pre-placement offers), at 10 offers, closely followed by JP Morgan Chase & Co’s eight offers in Cluster 1.

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