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Working As A Manager And 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

  • $112,021

    Average Salary

What Does A Manager And 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 Manager And 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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Manager And Consultant Career Paths

Manager And Consultant
Technical Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Business Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director Program/Project Manager
Change Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Project Manager Solutions Architect
Customer Relationship Management Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Management
11 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Professional Services
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Project Management
12 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Senior Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Consultant/Project Manager Program Manager
Engagement Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Talent Acquisition Manager
Global Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Program Manager
Global Program Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant/Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management
9 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Consultant/Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Manager
Practice Director
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Senior Manager
Practice Leader
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Business Development Director
Solutions Director
13 Yearsyrs
Chief Information Officer Principal Consultant
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Owner, Consultant 4.8 years
Senior Executive 3.7 years
Senior Consultant 2.9 years
Consultant 2.4 years
Project Consultant 1.9 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 16.9%
Manager 10.2%
Director 3.3%
Top Employers After
Consultant 14.2%
Manager 6.7%
Director 6.7%
Principal 4.3%
Owner 3.4%
President 2.6%

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Manager And Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

65.7%

Female

31.7%

Unknown

2.7%
Ethnicity

White

57.4%

Hispanic or Latino

14.5%

Asian

12.4%

Black or African American

11.2%

Unknown

4.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.5%

French

11.8%

Italian

7.4%

German

7.4%

Chinese

5.9%

Mandarin

5.1%

Portuguese

3.7%

Arabic

3.7%

Hindi

2.9%

Vietnamese

2.2%

Dutch

2.2%

Korean

2.2%

Swedish

1.5%

Gujarati

1.5%

Urdu

1.5%

Cherokee

0.7%

Wolof

0.7%

Turkish

0.7%

Russian

0.7%

Filipino

0.7%
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Manager And Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.6%

New York University

6.1%

DePaul University

6.1%

Pennsylvania State University

5.7%

Carnegie Mellon University

5.1%

Villanova University

4.8%

University of Southern California

4.8%

Johns Hopkins University

4.8%

George Washington University

4.5%

University of Texas at Austin

4.5%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

4.5%

Northwestern University

4.1%

Temple University

4.1%

University of Florida

4.1%

Arizona State University

3.8%

Michigan State University

3.5%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.5%

University of Pennsylvania

3.5%

Cornell University

3.5%

George Mason University

3.5%
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Majors

Business

30.8%

Finance

9.0%

Computer Science

8.3%

Management

7.8%

Accounting

7.7%

Marketing

4.9%

Computer Information Systems

3.6%

Project Management

3.0%

Communication

2.6%

Electrical Engineering

2.3%

Education

2.2%

Economics

2.2%

Political Science

2.2%

Health Care Administration

2.1%

Information Technology

2.1%

Management Information Systems

1.9%

Psychology

1.9%

Human Resources Management

1.9%

Mechanical Engineering

1.7%

Nursing

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

38.3%

Bachelors

35.2%

Other

15.6%

Certificate

3.5%

Associate

3.5%

Doctorate

3.0%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.3%
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Real Manager And Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manager, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences Compliance Consulting Pricewaterhousecoopers Advisory Services LLC Houston, TX Apr 29, 2016 $173,056
Consulting Manager The Bridgespan Group San Francisco, CA Jan 15, 2016 $162,074
Presales Consulting Manager (Service Support) BMC Software, Inc. Hollis, NH Jan 09, 2016 $158,475 -
$167,600
Consulting Manager Accenture LLP Berkeley Heights, NJ Jun 24, 2015 $155,000
Consulting Manager The Hackett Group, Inc. Chicago, IL Feb 14, 2015 $155,000
Manager, Corporate Consulting EMC Corporation Santa Clara, CA Jan 09, 2016 $152,000
Oracle Consulting Manager Huron Consulting Services LLC Chicago, IL Apr 18, 2016 $150,000 -
$160,000
Oracle Consulting Manager Huron Consulting Services LLC Chicago, IL Apr 13, 2016 $150,000 -
$160,000
Consulting Manager Philips Electronics North America Corporation Andover, MA May 05, 2016 $150,000
Consulting Manager Teksystems Global Services LLC Round Rock, TX Jun 23, 2015 $149,940
Manager-Software Consulting BMC Software, Inc. Merrimack, NH Sep 10, 2015 $149,469 -
$167,600
Manager, Treasury Consulting Pricewaterhousecoopers Advisory Services LLC San Jose, CA Oct 31, 2016 $147,000
Manager II, Applications Consulting Synopsys, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 29, 2015 $146,744 -
$166,744
Manager, Consulting Valud Consulting LLC Seattle, WA Jan 04, 2016 $145,000
Consulting Manager Ericsson Inc. Plano, TX Dec 22, 2015 $115,794 -
$170,150
Manager Consulting Schneider Electric Software LLC Carrollton, TX Jan 02, 2016 $115,794 -
$118,000
Manager-Halliburton Consulting Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 06, 2015 $115,606
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA, LLC Phoenix, AZ May 18, 2015 $115,000
Consultant (Project Manager) Infogain Corporation Los Gatos, CA Jan 19, 2015 $115,000
Consulting Manager-Peoplesoft Financials Huron Consulting Services LLC Chicago, IL Jan 18, 2016 $115,000 -
$125,000
Manager, Supply Chain Engineering Consulting C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Chicago, IL Mar 03, 2016 $115,000
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA LLC Dayton, OH Nov 19, 2015 $115,000
Consulting Manager Accenture LLP Lexington, MA May 04, 2015 $104,790
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA, LLC Westchester, IL Apr 11, 2015 $104,000
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA, LLC Westchester, IL Oct 01, 2015 $104,000
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA, LLC Westerville, OH Nov 18, 2015 $104,000
Manager, Corporate Consulting EMC Corporation Santa Clara, CA Jul 09, 2015 $103,792 -
$155,550
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA, LLC Greenwood Village, CO Aug 08, 2016 $103,000
Manager, Investment Technology Consulting Velvetech, LLC Northbrook, IL Sep 02, 2015 $102,669
Consulting Manager Accenture LLP Washington, DC Apr 09, 2016 $102,149

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  2. Project Management
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  • Managed internet security consulting organization, and outsourced services to major financial institutions, health care organizations, and State governments
  • Project management thought leadership for complex and critical implementations across Fortune 500 and non-profit organizations based in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Supervised a team of three professional consultants on requirement gathering and gap analysis.
  • Developed suggestions for process improvement and created systems to provide continuous evaluations for the Facility Services Division.
  • Documented and evaluated operational procedures to ensure the most streamlined processes were being followed.

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