Our company has worked with a number of consulting firms over the years, including one large, regional firm. The HCCG team listened better, understood our industry better, and gave us better recommendations than the ‘professionals’ ever have. Some firms just deliver pie charts and platitudes; HCCG helped us find a way forward.
— Erwin Distributing Co., Inc.
I could not have been more impressed with the group’s enthusiasm and their ability to understand and research a subject that none of them had any experience in. The quality of the finished product was on par with what I would expect from a professional firm. The presentations were well coordinated, concise and informative.
— Bucksbaum Retail Properties, L.L.C.
[We] received a tremendous amount of value from the [HCCG team] that performed a market analysis and built a commercialization strategy for software that we’re building. They were relentless in running down several avenues to find the best value and unlock where there is market potential. They had a strong understanding of the market and presented us with very real and practical items to consider to enter and succeed.
— General Electric Co.
I’ve engaged a number of consultants throughout my career, including many household name consultancies. The HCCG team’s framing of the problems, their understanding of the issues and their subsequent outputs and insights are among the best I’ve received. When you then factor in the cost of my engagement relative to other consultancies, they punch way above their weight class and provide more value dollar for dollar. This is a world class consultancy program, producing exactly what you’d expect from Harvard-branded deliverables – outputs that are smart, insightful, substantiated and most notably, actionable.
— PlayerLync
We were very impressed with the quality of the team and deliverable produced by the HCCG over the last few months. Through their analysis and recommendations, we were provided a roadmap to achieve our eco-friendly goals while reducing associated costs by almost 50%. Their recommendations were grounded in data, well-structured, and easy to drive forward post-HCCG’s project end date.
— Barry's Bootcamp
HCCG was an excellent thought partner and brought insights to our team that we are already using. Not only did they provide us with valuable, specific information on the Harvard population, they also gave us a helpful roadmap we could use for all future college-adjacent stores. This bright, young, professional group of undergraduates far surpassed my expectations.
— Milk Bar


The Harvard College Consulting Group uses an adaptable and customizable team structure and a mix of backgrounds and skills to deliver results. By combining several students with different skills, experiences, and academic backgrounds, HCCG case teams tackle each question from many perspectives. Each team is led by a Case Team Leader, who oversees the research and analysis of two Associates and three Analysts. Our technical and quantitative strength allows these teams of six undergraduates to support and test conclusions rigorously. Teams also receive specialized training once staffed to further refine the skills needed for the particular case. Our case teams typically deliver written reports, quantitative models, white papers, and other forms summarizing our work and findings.