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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

  • $124,624

    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

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Chief Information Officer Solutions Architect
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Technical Project Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
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Marketing Director Senior Consultant
Director Of Information
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Senior Project Manager
Director Of Project Management
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Adjunct Faculty Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Program Director
General Manager
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Technical Writer Technical Project Manager
Manager, Project Management
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Database Administrator Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Controller
Operations Manager
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Business Developer Business Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Managing Partner Controller
Senior Director Of Finance
14 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Marketing Director Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
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Business Developer Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
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Technical Project Manager Product Manager
Vice President, Product Management
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Average Length of Employment
Owner, Consultant 4.7 years
Senior Manager 4.2 years
Project Manager 3.6 years
Project Analyst 3.0 years
Business Leader 3.0 years
Senior Consultant 3.0 years
Staff Consultant 2.5 years
Consultant 2.4 years
Lead Consultant 2.3 years
Process Consultant 2.2 years
Project Consultant 1.9 years
PMO Consultant 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 11.2%
Manager 5.8%
Director 2.6%
Top Employers After
Consultant 10.5%
Manager 4.0%
Director 3.0%
Owner 2.6%
President 1.7%
Principal 1.7%

Manager And Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

62.0%

Female

35.6%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

76.3%

Asian

10.4%

Hispanic or Latino

10.1%

Unknown

2.4%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.5%

French

13.7%

German

7.5%

Italian

5.2%

Chinese

4.1%

Mandarin

3.9%

Portuguese

3.9%

Russian

3.1%

Carrier

2.1%

Arabic

2.1%

Hindi

1.8%

Japanese

1.8%

Korean

1.5%

Dutch

1.3%

Urdu

1.3%

Hebrew

1.0%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Swedish

0.8%

Turkish

0.8%

Dakota

0.8%
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Manager And Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.1%

George Washington University

7.1%

Villanova University

6.9%

New York University

6.0%

Pennsylvania State University

5.1%

Northeastern University

4.8%

Arizona State University

4.7%

DePaul University

4.7%

University of Texas at Austin

4.3%

University of Southern California

4.1%

Michigan State University

4.0%

University of Florida

3.9%

University of Houston

3.6%

Boston University

3.5%

Northwestern University

3.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.3%

George Mason University

3.3%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

3.3%

Purdue University

3.1%

Georgia State University

2.9%
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Majors

Business

32.0%

Computer Science

7.5%

Finance

7.0%

Management

6.8%

Project Management

6.3%

Accounting

5.9%

Marketing

5.5%

Computer Information Systems

3.5%

Communication

3.2%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Psychology

2.6%

Political Science

2.5%

Education

2.4%

Information Technology

2.2%

Economics

1.9%

Management Information Systems

1.8%

Health Care Administration

1.7%

Nursing

1.6%

Criminal Justice

1.5%

Law

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

36.9%

Masters

33.3%

Other

16.8%

Associate

4.6%

Certificate

4.3%

Doctorate

2.9%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.4%
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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
Manager Consulting Schneider Electric Software LLC Carrollton, TX Jan 02, 2016 $115,794 -
$118,000
Consulting Manager Ericsson Inc. Plano, TX Dec 22, 2015 $115,794 -
$170,150
Manager-Halliburton Consulting Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 06, 2015 $115,606
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA LLC Dayton, OH Nov 19, 2015 $115,000
Consulting Manager-Peoplesoft Financials Huron Consulting Services LLC Chicago, IL Jan 18, 2016 $115,000 -
$125,000
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA, LLC Phoenix, AZ May 18, 2015 $115,000
Manager, Supply Chain Engineering Consulting C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Chicago, IL Mar 03, 2016 $115,000
Manager-Engineering Consulting C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Chicago, IL Jul 03, 2016 $115,000
Consulting Manager Accenture LLP Lexington, MA May 04, 2015 $104,790
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA, LLC Westchester, IL Oct 01, 2015 $104,000
Manager Consultant Sogeti USA, LLC Westchester, IL Apr 11, 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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Top Skills for A Manager And Consultant

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Top Manager And Consultant Skills

  1. Project Management
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Project Management for Hitachi Data Systems event Acceleration.
  • Researched and analyzed financial statements and business strategies of the specialty retail industry.
  • Interact with City Council pursuant to State Alcohol and Beverage Commission licensing and regulatory procedures ACTIVITIES HONORS
  • Audited, analyzed, and prepared plans for environmental regulatory compliance agency approval.
  • Defined specific activities to be performed to produce project deliverables and maintained project schedule and oversees implementation schedule.

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