Alice Obrecht

Alice Obrecht

Grande Ecole Program, Major in Strategic Management, Class of 2013

French

Working as a Consultant for Oliver Wyman

Paris


The MSc in Strategic Management was an enriching experience which enabled me to get my current job as a consultant at Oliver Wyman

I was part of the MSc in Strategic Management in 2012-2013 for the last year of my Grande Ecole program at HEC Paris.

My MSc was full of opportunities in terms of learning but also in terms of human experience. First, I could learn the basics of strategy through the core courses and deepen my knowledge in specific areas thanks to the wide variety of the elective courses.
Then, the MSc in Strategic Management is a great way to get a good exposure to different consulting firms. Indeed consulting firms come every week to introduce themselves and to solve case studies with us. It gives the opportunity to get insight about the work as a consultant and about the strategic challenges companies face those days. Another way to get exposure to consulting firms is to attend courses which are taught by them.

But before everything else, the Master of Strategic Management is a master in which you have the chance to meet and work with people from different cultures and different backgrounds from which you can learn. The MSc fosters those interactions through mixed working groups which change over the course of the year.

At the end, my last year at HEC in the MSc in Strategic Management was a rich human experience which enabled me to get my current job as a consultant at Oliver Wyman.