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Management Consulting

This is a large branch of the consulting field that can take on many different functions. Work is performed across all verticals to identify, address, and resolve management challenges in marketing, finance, HR, operations, technology, and many other business tracts. Maximizing efficiency is another common assignment for management consultants, who often lead cross-functional teams and report to senior executives.

Employment Outlook and Career Opportunities

Students pursuing management consulting careers have strong placement opportunities. It is one of our most popular career paths and is expected to grow. Senior positions are often available after three to five years of demonstrated work experience and some consultants choose to specialize in a niche industry to advance their careers.

Job Titles

Sample titles for positions within external consulting include:

  • Management Associate/ Management Consultant
  • Senior Management Consultant
  • Management Manager
  • Principal
  • Partner

Sample titles for internal consultants include:

  • Business Analyst/Intelligence
  • Business Management Associate
  • Business Manager

Management Consulting Career Preparation at Simon
Academic Path

As you pursue your MBA, you are encouraged to explore the Competitive and Organization Strategy concentration to prepare for your career.

Co-Curricular Opportunities

Industry insight and practical experience are critical in the consulting field. We highly recommend that students pursue co-curricular skill development opportunities. The Consulting Club hosts alumni panels, case competitions, and educational seminars to help students explore the various consulting fields. Members gain valuable exposure to consulting organizations and benefit from strong preparation for behavioral and case interviews. Some students may also wish to join Simon Says to build and polish presentation skills, which are essential to a consultant’s success.


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