Where do you want to work?
Deal with People
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 Professional Services Consultant||Logicalis, Inc.||Olde West Chester, OH||Apr 10, 2015||$150,000|
|Professional Services Senior Consultant||Smartstream Technologies Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 30, 2016||$150,000|
|Professional Services Senior Consultant||Informatica Corporation||Redwood City, CA||Jan 19, 2016||$147,641|
|Professional Services Senior Consultant||Informatica LLC||Redwood City, CA||Apr 26, 2016||$146,800|
|Professional Services Senior Consultant||Informatica LLC||Redwood City, CA||Mar 06, 2016||$145,750|
|Professional Services Consultant Engineer||KLA-Tencor Corporation||Hopewell Junction, NY||Apr 09, 2016||$144,014|
|Professional Services Consultant||Intel Corporation||San Jose, CA||Mar 28, 2016||$142,376 -
|Professional Services Consultant||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Nov 19, 2015||$142,000 -
|Professional Services Consultant Engineer||KLA-Tencor Corporation||Meridian, ID||Sep 18, 2016||$140,030|
|Senior Professional Services Consultant||Proofpoint, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Aug 31, 2016||$138,779|
|Senior Professional Services Consultant||Netsuite Inc.||San Mateo, CA||Jan 08, 2016||$138,000|
|Professional Services Senior Consultant||Informatica Corporation||Redwood City, CA||Dec 18, 2015||$136,000|
|Professional Services Consultant||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Nov 18, 2015||$135,850 -
|Professional Services Consultant||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Dec 23, 2016||$135,720 -
|Professional Services Consultant||Intel America's Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||May 18, 2016||$110,000 -
|Professional Services Consultant||Intel America's Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Apr 25, 2016||$110,000 -
|Professional Services Consultant||Intel America's Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||May 05, 2016||$110,000 -
|Professional Services Senior Consultant||Informatica Corporation||Redwood City, CA||Sep 10, 2015||$110,000|
|Professional Services Senior Consultant||Triple Point Technology, Inc.||Westport, CT||Aug 20, 2016||$110,000 -
|Professional Services Consultant||Rocket Software, Inc.||Emeryville, CA||Jun 09, 2016||$109,829|
|Professional Services Consultant||Rocket Software, Inc.||Emeryville, CA||Sep 07, 2015||$109,829|
|Professional Services Consultant||Netsuite||Austin, TX||Nov 30, 2016||$98,662 -
|CMS Consultant-Professional Services||2Wire, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Jan 02, 2015||$98,177|
|CMS Consultant-Professional Services||2Wire, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Oct 01, 2015||$98,177|
|SR. Professional Services Consultant||Kofax, Inc.||Bedford, MA||Sep 16, 2015||$98,000|
|Professional Services Consultant||Netsuite Inc.||Centennial, CO||Sep 17, 2015||$97,850|
|Professional Services Consultant||Netsuite Inc.||San Mateo, CA||Sep 17, 2015||$97,850|
|Professional Services Consultant||Netsuite Inc.||Centennial, CO||Oct 01, 2015||$97,850|
|Professional Services Consultant||Netsuite Inc.||San Mateo, CA||Oct 01, 2015||$97,850|
To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.
Career Advice - Business and Management Consulting
Successfully Transitioning to Management Consulting as a Second Career - Ivy Exec Webinar
Aurea Professional Services Consultant Romania