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I’ve noticed a few McKinsey folks in my network go from analyst to EM in 3 years. Is this a relatively common thing now, or are these outliers? Is career progression similarly sped up now post-MBA? I recognize that COVID may have shaken things up, these are observations over the last year or so.

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BA to EM in 3 years is standard now

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Associate (post MBA) to EM is 2 years

High performers go up FAST. EM to AP in 2 years.

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I’d say it’s relatively normal if you don’t choose any sort of third year option. Very few BAs from a starting actually go 3 straight years on the partner track. Most leave, and many of the ones who stay do some sort of rotation or secondment. But for those who keep on the partner track I’d say it’s become fairly common

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Common for high performers

Standard now? Is it only in North America?

Correct

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It’s standard for all BAs to goto EM in NA (there is no more BA to ASC), not just for high performers. Though as others have mentioned many people do secondments, etc that slows it down

Yes.

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