Management Analysts and Consultants

Management analysts and consultants, also known as strategy consultants, analyze business or operating procedures to devise the most efficient methods of accomplishing work. They gather and organize information about operating problems and procedures and prepare recommendations for implementing new systems, strategies, or changes. There are approximately 567,840 management consultants employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Analyze business or operating procedures to devise the most efficient methods of accomplishing work; provide clients with advice on business operations, strategy, and other topics
Alternate Title(s) Strategy Consultants
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are especially strong in large cities such as Boston, New York, and Chicago
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Speech
Experience Completion of at least one internship in college is highly recommended
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Partner, or Self-Employed, or Senior Engagement Manager
  • Engagement Manager
  • Management Analyst/Consultant
  • Associate

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