Speaker: Dr Stephen Moran (McKinsey)
Title: What's the best way to get from A to B?
Abstract: Making the transition from Academia to Business can seem a difficult and unclear route. Dr Stephen Moran completed a PhD in molecular biophysics before starting a career in management consulting. What is the connection between this random academic discipline and international business? Good question. Stephen will talk a little bit about his research and the lessons it taught him. We will then explore as a group the qualities that a rigorous academic training can bring to the business environment. Finally, Stephen will talk about what management consulting is, illustrating with examples of what his firm, McKinsey & Co. does. By the end of the session we hope you will have some clearer directions on the somewhat foggy path from A to B.