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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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Senior Manager, Consulting||IHS Global Inc.||Houston, TX||Jun 05, 2016||$166,100|
|Consulting Manager||The Bridgespan Group||San Francisco, CA||Jan 15, 2016||$162,074|
|Senior Manager Consultant||Sogeti USA, LLC||Richfield, MN||Oct 20, 2015||$160,000|
|Presales Consulting Manager (Service Support)||BMC Software, Inc.||Hollis, NH||Jan 09, 2016||$158,475 -
|Consulting Manager||The Hackett Group, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Feb 14, 2015||$155,000|
|Consulting Manager||Accenture LLP||Berkeley Heights, NJ||Jun 24, 2015||$155,000|
|Relationship Manager, Consulting Analyst||Citigroup Global Markets Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 15, 2016||$153,546|
|Manager, Consulting Practice||Raffa, P.C.||Washington, DC||Dec 12, 2016||$150,000|
|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, Treasury Consulting||Pricewaterhousecoopers Advisory Services LLC||San Jose, CA||Oct 31, 2016||$147,000|
|Senior Manager, Consulting||NB Ventures, Inc.||Clark, NJ||Oct 01, 2015||$145,000|
|Manager, Consulting||Valud Consulting LLC||Seattle, WA||Jan 04, 2016||$145,000|
|Consulting Manager||Ericsson Inc.||Plano, TX||Dec 22, 2015||$115,794 -
|Manager Consulting||Schneider Electric Software LLC||Carrollton, TX||Jan 02, 2016||$115,794 -
|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|
|Manager, Consulting||NB Ventures, Inc.||Alpharetta, GA||May 10, 2016||$115,000|
|Manager Consultant||Sogeti USA LLC||Dayton, OH||Nov 19, 2015||$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||Apr 11, 2015||$104,000|
|Manager Consultant||Sogeti USA, LLC||Westerville, OH||Nov 18, 2015||$104,000|
|Manager Consultant||Sogeti USA, LLC||Westchester, IL||Oct 01, 2015||$104,000|
|Manager Consultant||Sogeti USA, LLC||Greenwood Village, CO||Aug 08, 2016||$103,000|
|Project Manager Consultant||State Street Bank and Trust Company||Quincy, MA||Aug 10, 2015||$102,500 -
|Consulting Manager||Accenture LLP||Washington, DC||Apr 09, 2016||$102,149|
|Manager Consultant||Sogeti USA LLC||Westerville, OH||Aug 20, 2016||$102,000|
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