This article says that you can use pkg-config with MKL: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-math-kernel-library-intel-mkl-and-pkg-config-tool
But I don't see the pkg-config files installed anywhere (OS X MKL 18 Update 1).
The article also includes the instruction "1. Go to the <mkl_install_dir>/mkl/bin/pkgconfig directory"
But there's no no such folder
checking on linux installation of mkl 2018 u1 version of MKL : .ls ./compilers_and_libraries_2018.1.163/linux/mkl/bin/*.pc
mkl-dynamic-ilp64-iomp.pc mkl-dynamic-ilp64-seq.pc mkl-dynamic-lp64-iomp.pc mkl-dynamic-lp64-seq.pc mkl-static-ilp64-iomp.pc mkl-static-ilp64-seq.pc mkl-static-lp64-iomp.pc mkl-static-lp64-seq.pc
probably we need to double check mac os installation...