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You don’t need Harvard to learn about management consulting.

You don’t need Harvard to learn about management consulting.

Harvard charges 1.5 Lakhs for its online strategy course.

The reality is not everyone can afford Harvard for an online course!

Here are some resources I have collated for you to upskill yourself and make a career in strategy:

1. Books:

A. Blue Ocean Strategy

B. Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

C. Competitive Strategy

D. Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

E. The Art of Strategy

F. Good to Great

G. The Innovator's Dilemma

H. Crossing the Chasm

I. Start with Why

J. Playing to Win

K. Competing in the Age of AI

2. Podcasts/Courses:

A. Fundamentals of Management- a free course on Coursera, by Goldman Sachs

B. Global Governance Initiative Impact Fellowship with employment support for strategy roles

C. Wharton's Business Strategy Specialization free course on Coursera

D. The So What, from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) podcast

E. Inside The Strategy Room Podcast

F. Asia Tech Strategy Podcast

G. Strategy Simplified Podcast

H. The McKinsey & Company Podcast

I. The Strategy Kills Podcast

3. Create Something (learn by doing):

I. Pro Bono live consulting projects (we provide such opportunities to GGI fellows)

II. Start a startup

III. Join as an intern in CEO's Office

What would you add to these lists?

PS. 4 years ago, I got extremely privileged when I took few #MBA classes at HBS as part of my exchange program absolutely free of cost.

It was a huge confidence booster journey as I stood out there and got straight As in my classes.

However, my flight tickets, stay, insurance everything combined cost 5 Lakhs, half of my annual income before my MBA.

If you couldn't get lucky as me or afford this amount, you should not stop yourself.

Just navigate internet!

It's full of free material.

That's how I got my first strategy job at an age of 21 ❤️.

If you are interested in learning about GGI's MBA Scholar program, you can learn here.



Author- Shatakshi Sharma, Co-founder Global Governance Initiative & GTI, Ex- BCG, Advisor; Tony Blair Institute

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