The Story of MConsultingPrep
Kim studied Accounting at Brigham Young University (one of the top accounting programs in the US), where an audit career at one of the Big Four firms is almost a default option for 90% of students.
Like his schoolmates, Kim did a summer audit internship at KPMG. But he realized he wanted something different. Something bigger. He went for McKinsey. He started to study case interviews at night and wrote down his learning on a blog called McKinseyPrep.
The blog was a personal journal of how Kim structured his study approach: how to maximize learning given the limited time budget. He would devote a very specific portion of his time to specific aspects of case prep, seizing every opportunity to get a little better every day. McKinseyPrep grew quickly, getting tens of thousands of visits monthly in just 3 months.
Kim went on to interview with McKinsey and received 5 “strong-hire” ratings out of 5 interviews he did, and in 2010, became one of the youngest consultants ever joined the firm (fun fact: due to being hired by McKinsey in his junior year, he never finished college). McKinseyPrep gradually grew during that time, despite Kim having to spend most of his time on consulting projects.
Kim left McKinsey in 2013 to focus on his own business. The little blog became Management Consulting Prep (later, MConsultingPrep, or just MCP for short), one of the leading platforms in the niche. With MConsultingPrep, Kim pioneered many important practices:
- The first to develop a granular, question-type-based prep approach for the McKinsey Problem-Solving Test.
- The first to start a modern YouTube Channel and teaching case interviews in visual formats (which remains one of the most subscribed consulting prep channel to this day).
- The first to develop online-based, interactive prep platforms for the McKinsey Problem-Solving Game and the BCG Potential Test.
Kim shared a portion of his time doing other start-ups (most already failed – unsurprising for startups), boutique consulting works, and air sports (where he almost died once).