Management Consultants & Business Analysts
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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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- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - detailed occupational information (U.S.)
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- What is Management Consulting? - from CMC-Canada
- What does a management consultant do, exactly?- The Guardian
- A Day in the Life of a Management Consultant- The Princeton Review
- 5 Things You Didn't Know About A Career In Management Consulting - Forbes
- A Day in the Life of a [Management] Consultant - Management Consulting Prep
- Video: Day in the Life of a Management Consultant - from Legal Vitae
- A working life: Agent of change - from The Guardian
- An Introduction to Management Consulting... - from TalentEgg
- Career Paths in Management Consulting - eFinancial Careers
- Business Analysis vs. Technical Business Analysis - ModernAnalyst.com
- Business Analyst: Career Path and Qualifications - Investopedia
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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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for U.S.
- Best 100 Jobs: Management Consultant (#84) - U.S. News
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- Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada)
- Institutes and Chapters
- Academic Partners
- Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMCUSA)
- Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMCUSA) - list of US chapters
- International Council of Management Consulting Institutes - international member institutes
- International Institute of Business Analysts
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