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          Helping you find a career in the management consultant industry

          Management consultants use their own business skills to advise client companies on how to improve their business' performance. This can include dealing with a range of areas including business strategy, marketing, financial controls and even human resources.

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          • FAQs
          What does a Management consultant do?

          Although the job of a management consultant is dictated by the needs of the client company, in general your day would involve:

          • Researching the organisation
          • Interviewing employees and stakeholders of the company
          • Identifying any issues
          • Preparing presentations to propose changes
          • Helping the client implement these solutions
          • Maintaining communication with the client company throughout
          What skills and interests should an Management consultant have?
          • Ability to work as part of a team
          • Written and verbal communication
          • Problem solving
          • Creativity
          • Adaptability
          • Working well under pressure
          What hours does a Management consultant typically do?

          Although it can depend on the firm, the majority of consultancy work involves long days and working outside of the typical 9 - 5 day, especially around project deadlines.

          However, for more experienced consultants freelance work is possible, where you would be able to set your own hours and workload.

          What environment is a Management consultant based in?

          Clients' offices.

          How much does a Management consultant travel?

          Travel is a key competent of being a management consultant as you need to be based in your client's office. If working for a small company this can mean travelling around a county, or even the UK, whilst if you choose to work for a multinational company this can mean travelling around the world and spending substantial periods of time away from home.

          How much does a Management consultant get paid?

          Starting as a junior consultant for a large company you can expect to earn between £25,000 to £30,000 (although small companies can offer lower levels of pay to begin with).

          After 3 - 5 years of experience this salary can increase to between £30,000 to £50,000, depending on experience and performance.

          At the very top end, senior management consultants can earn anything up to around £125,000 a year, especially those with a performance bonus scheme.

          Perks & benefits

          As well as the potential to earn performance related bonuses, management consultants can receive a range of benefits including free private health insurance, office gyms, loans for sport season tickets and money towards new cars (all depending on the company).

          What qualifications does a Management consultant need?

          To become a management consultant, companies expect at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree.

          Although a postgraduate degree isn't technically necessary, they can help you skip being a junior consultant and enter this competitive profession at a higher level.

          Useful subjects to study at school & university

          Although most companies accept graduates from any discipline, there are certain subjects which can be advantageous:

          • Business
          • Economics
          • Finance
          • Mathematics
          • Any Science or Engineering degree