York Consulting Group (YCG)
Founded in 1972, the York Consulting Group (YCG) has grown to become Canada’s largest year-round business school consulting service. It offers a wide range of management consulting services to organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial to multinational corporations. Its consultants are MBA students currently enrolled in Schulich. Each student has at least 2 years of full-time work experience and commits to work at least 20 hours per week for the YCG for a minimum of 2 consecutive terms. Previous consulting projects have spanned a wide range of industries and have included: marketing plans, feasibility studies, promotional strategies, industry analyses, financial forecasts, business plans, competitor research and organizational audits. In addition to work experience, preferred candidates for YCG positions have strong academic backgrounds. As part of the screening process for appointment, students must complete a special YCG case study assignment and be interviewed by a YCG representative.
As part of their participation in the York Consulting Group, students enrol in a unique experiential course, MGMT 6960 3.00, Management Consulting. The course runs over 26 weeks and consists of workshops, case studies, and actual consulting assignments. Under the supervision of faculty, students learn to engage clients, develop consulting proposals, undertake consulting work, complete appropriate business research and compose consulting reports. Students are assessed on their performance in these assignments, as well as initiatives they undertake to promote and improve the work of YCG. Students can only register for the course with the approval of the YCG directors.
Note: YCG requires a minimum of two full terms commitement and recruitment drives happen twice a year around October and February. Accelerated full-time students wishing to participate in YCG will have to spend an additional term in order to complete the requirements for the program.
For more information on the YCG, please visit us at ycg.schulich.yorku.ca.
MGMT 6700 3.00
MGMT 6960 3.00