2015 BRW Top 50 Most innovative Companies

#7 Management Consultancy International

Well done to the thinkers, the creators and the innovators in our team who've helped us to remain one of Australia's leading innovative companies.

Management Consultancy International (MCI) was established in 2004 and has years of experience in consulting, training, and facilitation both nationally and internationally. MCI offers outstanding education to public and private organisations via our expert and experienced trainers. MCI utilises practical, yet creative teaching methods that are tailor-fit to our clients. Our goal is to bring about positive transformation within organisations.

With today's global stage, we are dedicated to promoting diverse working environments by using inventive techniques. These unique approaches include LEGO® Serious Play and Gamestorming which our founder Dr. Denise Meyerson is certified as one of only four master trainers in the world. LEGO® Serious Play is an innovative business tools that works across different cultures, language, and personalities. Ultimately, MCI’s goal is to understand the client’s needs, take that and in turn create a customised solution for the company.

MCI has won 20 awards over the past 7 years including placing three times on the BRW Most Innovative Company List in Australia in 2012, 2014 and placing 7th in 2015. MCI maintains the highest international standards and is one of the few education providers with the ISO 9001 quality management certification.

At MCI we believe that your mind is your greatest weapon. The brain has the capability absorb and retain information right from the moment we are born. We want to help individuals harness and empower their minds so that they can unleash their potential and achieve their goals. Through our training programs, we can sharpen your skills and upgrade your knowledge to pave the way to your success. Through our minds we are able to understand better, foster positive change, and build lasting relationships.

MCI has been approved under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to offer VET FEE-HELP loans to Australian citizens or permanent humanitarian visa holders who enrol in selected Certificate IV qualifications or any Diploma-level and above qualifications. Under VET FEE-HELP, the Government will lend the student the amount of the tuition fee due for the unit of study at the end of each census date. The loan is paid directly to MCI on the student's behalf. The VET FEE-HELP loan is repaid by the student through the tax system. Compulsory repayment will start when the student earns an income equal or exceeding the income level set by the Government on the income year that the loan was obtained. In income year 2015-2016, repayment will be required if the student income is $54,126 or above. The amount of repayment each year is calculated as a percentage of the student income ranging from 4 to 8%. The percentage increases as the income increases but is capped at 8%. A VET FEE-HELP information booklet is provided to every student for a better understanding of the loan scheme.


Our Founder - Dr Denise Meyerson

12 years ago, Denise Meyerson never would have thought that Lego would play a major part in transforming her life. Denise left South Africa and landed in Australia for a brand new life. Despite having spent 11 years at a university to get her PhD, she still had to work her way through local qualifications so she could train people in Australia.

In 2004 she opened an office in Sydney, concentrating on corporate training and that is where Management Consultancy International (MCI) was born. 11 years later, MCI has grown from 2 employees to 70 and the team keeps on growing. In 2013, she hired Danny Bielik as CEO to lead MCI's amazing growth, and the continuous improvement of training options for corporations and thousands of online students.

In one of those strange twists of fate, Lego has become an integral part of her company. MCI pioneered the Lego Serious Play methodology in Australia. “Our interest is how we can use it with adults and introduce the concept of play into the work environment so they can come up with more innovative and creative practices,” she says. Truly, Denise is an excellent example of an inspiring individual.

MCI has placed thrice in the BRW Most Innovative Company List in Australia in 2012, 2014 and reached 7th spot in 2015.

Smart and Skilled

MCI is an approved provider of the NSW Government's Smart and Skilled Program. Smart and Skilled provides NSW residents an entitlement to government subsidised courses in a wide range of qualifications up to Certificate III and selected higher level qualifications in targeted priority areas. Smart and Skilled give NSW residents the opportunity to develop their skills through training to get a job, advance their career or continue onto further study. Smart and Skilled students contribute, on average, just 10 to 45% of the course cost and the NSW Government subsidises the remaining amount. The student fee is generally less for lower-level courses. All training providers charge the same total student fee which was set by the NSW Government. Students with disabilities, students who receive Australian Government benefit or allowance and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students may qualify for fee exemptions or concessions. To check your eligibility for a subsidised course under Smart and Skilled and what qualifications are available.

Please go to https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible