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McKinsey & Company Forward Africa Program 2023

Deadline: June 20, 2023

Are you ready to advance your career? Apply now for the McKinsey & Company Forward Africa Program 2023. Forward is a free, five-month online learning program offered by McKinsey to equip young talent with must-have practical skills to succeed in the future of work.

Forward is a three-level learning journey where you can develop new ways of thinking, boost your confidence, and learn to lead with purpose. At the end of the program, receive a McKinsey Forward digital badge and join an exclusive global network of young, life-long learners.

Learn through a variety of formats, including digital courses, discussion boards, virtual workshops with McKinsey experts, and a group assignment with real-time peer feedback.

  • Complete the Foundation level: 8 weeks, two hours per week.
  • Complete the Advanced level and earn a shareable McKinsey Forward digital badge: 12 weeks, two hours per week.
  • Participate in the Network level: 18 months, ongoing optional activities.


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.


  • Applicants must currently reside on the African continent (all countries).
  • Currently employed, self-employed, or in between jobs.
  • Have no more than five years of formal work experience.
  • Have completed post-secondary education (for example: diploma, associate degree, undergraduate degree).
  • Have a good command of the English language, as the program will be conducted in English.


Click here to apply

For more information, visit Forward Africa.