Management Consultants & Business Analysts (1122)

Management consultants are contracted by organizations to provide independent and objective advisory services in areas such as strategic planning, facilitation, quality assurance, education and training, investment, information technology, identification and analysis of management problems, solution development and strategy implementation. Most management consultants specialize in particular fields such as Finance, HR, Marketing, and Operations. There are as many different types of specializations as there are types of business challenges. (alis)

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Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, and computer and information science. (U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook)

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Date modified: October 16, 2019