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2024 McKinsey Forward Program For Young Africans

McKinsey Forward Program


2024 McKinsey Forward Program For Young Africans

Enroll in the McKinsey Forward Program, a complimentary, five-month online learning experience designed to empower young talents with essential practical skills crucial for navigating the evolving landscape of the future workforce.

The program concentrates on essential leadership, business, and digital skills that hold significance and applicability across diverse industries and positions.

Accessible across Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey, and Azerbaijan, Forward provides a valuable opportunity for skill enhancement and professional growth.


  • Host: McKinsey & Company
  • Category: Training | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All African Countries 
  • Reward: Full Scholarships
  • No IELTS Required 
  • Deadline: November 28, 2023


Join the Forward learning program to develop new ways of thinking, boost your confidence, and learn to lead with purpose.

Forward is delivered in an interactive, virtual format. It begins with exploring foundational skills, then applying them to case studies based on real-world scenarios. You will ultimately be able to develop new behaviors through ongoing reflection and peer learning.

At the end of the program, receive a McKinsey Forward digital badge and join an exclusive global network of young, life-long learners.


To access Forward, you must meet the following criteria:

  • currently reside on the African continent (all countries)
  • currently employed, self-employed, or in between jobs
  • have less than 5 years of total work experience
    have more than 5 years of work experience but have not been responsible at any point for directly managing any colleagues
  • have completed at least a secondary education / high school degree
  • have a good command of the English language, as the program will be conducted in English

Duration and Reward

Interactive learning journey

Learn through a variety of formats, including digital courses, discussion boards, virtual workshops and assignments with McKinsey experts.

  • complete the Foundation level: 8 weeks, two hours per week
  • complete the Advanced level and earn a shareable McKinsey Forward digital badge: 11 weeks, two hours per week
  • participate in the Network level: 18 months, ongoing optional activities

Skills you can use immediately

Gain the skills and tools to:

  • turn complex business challenges into opportunities using structured and creative thinking
  • communicate with impact to move your audience to action
  • apply agile ways of working and spot opportunities to use data and technology
  • be adaptable, and build resilience and emotional awareness to work successfully–both independently and in teams, especially in times of change

Method of Application

Intrested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below. 

Deadline: November 28, 2023

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