McKinsey's Free Online Learning Program for Young Professionals in Turkey & Azerbaijan 🇹🇷🇦🇿

The wait is almost over! Applications for Forward — McKinsey's free online learning program for young professionals in Turkey & Azerbaijan — will be open again on May 10. Get ready to #TakeAStepForward and build must-have skills for the future of work.

Apply to Forward

Applications close June 20, 2022.


Forward is a free online learning program designed to help young professionals in the early years of their careers develop practical, must-have skills that are transferable across industries and roles.


Forward is a three-level learning journey. It begins with exploring foundational skills, then moves to applying those skills through reflection, case studies, and group activities, and finally embedding new behaviors through ongoing peer learning.

Structure and timeline

You will learn through a variety of online and virtual formats including highly interactive digital courses, workshops, and a group assignment with real-time peer feedback.

  • Foundation level: 10 weeks, two hours per week
  • Advanced level: 12 weeks, two hours per week
  • Network level: Ongoing

Learning outcomes

You will gain 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

Eligibility criteria

To access Forward, you must meet the following criteria:

  • currently reside in Turkey or Azerbaijan
  • have at least one and 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

Apply now