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Working As A Business Management Consultant

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $99,130

    Average Salary

What Does A Business Management Consultant Do

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Duties

Management analysts typically do the following:

  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct onsite observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers to ensure changes are working

Although some management analysts work for the organization that they analyze, most work as consultants on a contractual basis. 

Whether they are self-employed or part of a large consulting company, the work of a management analyst may vary from project to project. Some projects require a team of consultants, each specializing in one area. In other projects, consultants work independently with the client organization’s managers.

Management analysts often specialize in certain areas, such as inventory management or reorganizing corporate structures to eliminate duplicate and nonessential jobs. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare or telecommunications. In government, management analysts usually specialize by type of agency.

Organizations hire consultants to develop strategies for entering and remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.

Management analysts who work on contract may write proposals and bid for jobs. Typically, an organization that needs the help of a management analyst solicits proposals from a number of consultants and consulting companies that specialize in the needed work. Those who want the work must then submit a proposal by the deadline that explains how the consultant will do the work, who will do the work, why they are the best consultants to do the work, what the schedule will be, and how much it will cost. The organization that needs the consultants then selects the proposal that best meets its needs and budget.

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How To Become A Business Management Consultant

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

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, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Business Management Consultant Career Paths

Average Length of Employment
Owner, Consultant 4.7 years
Business Partner 3.6 years
Senior Consultant 3.0 years
Business Leader 3.0 years
Consultant 2.4 years
Lead Consultant 2.3 years
Project Consultant 1.9 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 7.6%
Manager 4.6%
Internship 3.9%
Top Employers After
Consultant 10.1%
Owner 2.8%

Business Management Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

60.9%

Female

36.4%

Unknown

2.7%
Ethnicity

White

76.0%

Asian

10.7%

Hispanic or Latino

9.6%

Unknown

2.6%

Black or African American

1.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.6%

French

11.9%

Italian

11.9%

Portuguese

9.5%

German

9.5%

Arabic

4.8%

Chinese

2.4%

Mandarin

2.4%
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Business Management Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.6%

Pepperdine University

6.2%

Villanova University

5.2%

George Washington University

5.2%

University of Maryland - College Park

5.2%

University of Texas at Austin

5.2%

University of Iowa

5.2%

Capella University

5.2%

New York University

4.1%

University of Washington

4.1%

University of Kansas

4.1%

American University

4.1%

University of Wisconsin Extension

4.1%

University of Arizona

4.1%

University of South Florida

3.1%

University of North Texas

3.1%

University of California - Irvine

3.1%

University of Maryland - University College

3.1%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.1%

Georgia State University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

37.9%

Finance

9.0%

Management

6.8%

Accounting

5.9%

Computer Science

5.0%

Project Management

4.8%

Marketing

3.7%

Law

2.9%

Education

2.6%

Computer Information Systems

2.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.2%

Mechanical Engineering

2.2%

Human Resources Management

2.2%

Economics

2.0%

Psychology

2.0%

Political Science

2.0%

Information Systems

2.0%

English

1.5%

Information Technology

1.5%

Liberal Arts

1.3%
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Degrees

Masters

38.0%

Bachelors

37.1%

Other

13.0%

Doctorate

4.6%

Certificate

3.3%

Associate

3.0%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.3%
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Real Business Management Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Management Consultant-Marketing & Business Devel Baker Botts L.L.P. Houston, TX Sep 10, 2014 $250,000 -
$500,000
Financial and Business Management Consultant/Company Auditor M Management Inc. Jersey City, NJ Aug 28, 2015 $208,700
Financial and Business Management Consultant/Company Auditor M Management Inc. Jersey City, NJ Jul 09, 2016 $208,700
Managing Consultant/Business Analyst Synechron, Inc. New York, NY Nov 18, 2016 $135,000
Management Consultant-Business Applications Ness USA, Inc. Teaneck, NJ Oct 01, 2012 $105,518
CAS Trade Promotion Management Business Consultant Accenture LLP Plano, TX Apr 15, 2016 $100,000
Senior Business Management Consultant Tango Management Consulting, LLC Irving, TX Apr 01, 2011 $100,000
SAP Dealer Business Management Consultant .02) Velocity Technology Solutions New Bremen, OH Jun 12, 2016 $99,910
SAP Dealer Business Management Consultant .02) Velocity Technology Solutions New Bremen, OH Nov 30, 2016 $99,910
Business Management Consultant Kovan Technology Solutions LLC Katy, TX Jul 18, 2014 $99,500
Business Management Consultant Kovan Technology Solutions LLC Katy, TX Apr 02, 2014 $99,500
SAP Dealer Business Management Consultant .02) Velocity Technology Solutions Irvine, CA Sep 11, 2015 $97,000
Investment Management Business Consultant John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA) Boston, MA Feb 15, 2015 $92,019 -
$100,000
Music Business Management Legal Consultant Chino & Nacho Productions, LLC Miami, FL Mar 10, 2015 $91,374
Business Management Consultant Meridian Advisory Group, LLC New York, NY Jan 08, 2016 $88,000
Business Management Consultant Meridian Advisory Group, LLC New York, NY Sep 02, 2015 $88,000
Business Management Consultant The Arnold Group Seattle, WA Oct 01, 2009 $85,696
SAP Dealer Business Management Consultant IBM India Private Limited New Braunfels, TX Sep 12, 2015 $82,368
Business Management Consultant Cost and Capital Partners LLC Cambridge, MA Jan 11, 2014 $75,000 -
$95,000
Business Management Development Consultant Cog Marketers, Ltd Saint Johns, MI Sep 27, 2016 $75,000
Business Management Consultant U.S. Innovation Economy Council Mountain View, CA Sep 18, 2013 $67,327
Business Analytics and Performance Management Consultant Techedge USA, Inc. MI May 25, 2015 $65,000
Business Management Consultant Cost and Capital Partners LLC Sandpoint, ID Jan 10, 2011 $65,000
Management/Business Consultant Oriental Gemco Inc. New York, NY Aug 10, 2013 $60,000
Management/Business Consultant Oriental Gemco Inc. New York, NY Nov 08, 2016 $60,000
Business Management Consultant Imagestore Us, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $60,000
Business Management Consultant Winic Technologies (U.S.A.) Inc. NY Sep 14, 2013 $59,584
Senior Business Management and Program Consultant Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Services Company, Inc. Wellesley, MA Jun 09, 2016 $59,000 -
$81,000

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Top Skills for A Business Management Consultant

FinancialReportsProceduresProjectManagementBusinessPlansBusinessDevelopmentComplianceBusinessProcessManagementSmallBusinessProcessImprovementProductsWebHumanResourcesBusinessRequirementsPayrollCRMCustomerServiceHealthcareProjectPlansBusinessOperationsBusinessOwners

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Top Business Management Consultant Skills

  1. Financial Reports
  2. Procedures
  3. Project Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed budgets, financial reports, and business analyses (market / competitive and variance).
  • Streamlined processes and instituted controls to increase efficiency of office then originated and documented all procedures in manual.
  • Deployed project management of high-speed document imaging technology and processes streamlining business practices.
  • Developed sound business plans with aggressive, yet achievable road maps.
  • Provide business development and project implementation direction for a small international company moving into the US market.

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