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Working As A Senior 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

  • $101,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Consultant Do

A Senior Consultant’s job involves working with clients to help them achieve the best results. They work with multidisciplinary teams of consultants, business analysts, and developers.

How To Become A Senior 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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$107,610 Estimated

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$110,000 Estimated

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$110,000 Estimated

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Real Senior Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Consultant Verint Americas Inc. New Providence, NJ Nov 14, 2016 $313,050
Senior Consultant Verint Americas Inc. New Providence, NJ Nov 14, 2015 $313,050
Senior Consultant Verint Americas Inc. New Providence, NJ Jun 29, 2015 $313,050
Senior M3 Consultant Tribex Consulting LLC Fairhaven, MA Sep 10, 2015 $271,310
Senior M3 Consultant Tribex Consulting LLC Fairhaven, MA Sep 10, 2015 $244,179
Senior M3 Consultant Tribex Consulting LLC Fairhaven, MA Oct 09, 2016 $244,179
Senior Consultant IBM Corporation New York, NY Nov 12, 2015 $219,972
Senior Consultant National Economic Research Associates, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 13, 2015 $215,712
Senior Consultant & BI Manager Method360, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 19, 2016 $200,366
Senior Consultant Semler Brossy Consulting Group, LLC Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2015 $200,000
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Top Skills for A Senior Consultant

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Top Senior Consultant Skills

  1. Financial
  2. Web Services
  3. Data Warehouse
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Position encompassed analysis of market conditions and establishing financial assumptions for the acquisition and operation of the proposed retail projects.
  • Designed outbound integration with Mainframe and File Net application using Web Services.
  • Accompany Hitachi's sales executive on various opportunity to serve as the Data Warehouse/Database and Business Intelligence technical liaison.
  • -Identified and evaluated operational/data-flow procedures and enhanced with correct data mappings to consolidate multiple platforms.
  • Automated the data migration process using MS-DOS batch files, PL/SQL, EIM configuration files.

Top Senior Consultant Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Senior Consultant

  1. Deloitte Consulting
  2. Booz Allen Hamilton
  3. IBM
  4. Capgemini
  5. CGI Federal
  6. Ernst & Young
  7. Cognizant Technology Solutions
  8. Verizon Wireless
  9. Infosys Limited
  10. NTT Data
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