Confirmation that Tech firms are scooping up MBAs

The tech sector has been growing in popularity with MBAs for sometime now. Stats from business schools around the world show that the tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft are hiring large numbers of MBAs, pulling graduates away from the broader spread of industry sectors seen in the past. Even other industry sectors like insurance and finance are hiring MBAs into the strategically important tech divisions.

Here is some analysis of where the MBA classes of 2015 ended up…


Parthenon EY France acquires OC&C France

Having recently lost part of it’s senior team to Parthenon-EY, OC&C’s French arm has now joined Parthenon-EY, following in the fiitsteps of its Benelux operation which joined last year.

The move sees the OC&C team of 7 Partners and 45 employees join the business.


McKinsey appoints Coke’s VP Digital Sales

After 11 years at Coca-Cola Mark Elkins has joined McKinsey as a Partner in the London office. He returns to consulting after working with Marakon Associates earlier in his career.


Advertisers turning to Consulting Firms

Advertisers have traditionally looked to advertising agencies and not consulting firms to improve their performance. However, the data and analytical offerings of the major consulting firms are now competing with the creative prowess previously attributed only to advertising agencies. In fact, it is clear that this is just one of the areas in which the traditionally narrowly focussed consulting firms are extending their services, with creative and design teams growing in many of the top consulting firms, potentially creating some strong competition for the advertising agencies.


More MBAs into FinTech

The FT highlights the increasing number of MBA graduates attracted to the FinTech sector. MBAs have long been willing to sacrifice salary for the freedom and potential of start-ups, with fintech and of course tech companies more broadly providing exciting opportunities for MBAs.