What is  Management Consulting ? What are the skills required ?


The essence of management consulting is to help a client obtain information and advice which leads to real and lasting solution of a problem.

Managing consulting is a growing area with good jobs available in the 2009-2010 time period. Consultants think, analyze, brainstorm, cajole and challenge good organizations to become even better by adopting new ideas.

Great consultants are able to step into ambiguous, sometimes hostile situations and sense what changes need to be made. Great consultants are driven by ideas and a strong desire to have a positive impact on clients.

This web site is designed to help you become a great consultant by presenting key information needed to enter consulting jobs including an overview of the industry, descriptions of firms and common practice areas, comparisons to other jobs, interviewing practice and advice and a discussion of some of the powerful ideas consultants are using to reshape organizations.

Job Description of Management Consultants:

A management consultant helps a company change its structure, increase profits or improve efficiency. A company will hire a management consultant when it wants to become more competitive. Management consultants are also known as management analysts. Management consultants may be generalists or they may specialize in a particular industry.

Other Requirements for Management Consultants:

Management consultants should have the following skills:

    Analytical skills
    The ability to get along with a wide range of people
    Strong oral and written communication skills
    Good judgment
    Time management skills
    The ability to work in teams

Job Outlook for Management Consultants:

The job outlook for management analysts is excellent, although there is heavy competition in the field. Employment of management consultant is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.