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Management consultant

Management consultants help organisations solve problems and improve efficiency.

Potential salary

£25,000 to £90,000

Employment by 2024

+3.25%

Working hours

37 to 39 a week

  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • business management skills
  • analytical thinking skills
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • the ability to work well with others
  • persistence and determination
  • to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

Your day-to-day duties could include:

  • meeting clients to discuss what they need
  • carrying out research to gain an understanding of the client's business
  • interviewing managers, staff and customers
  • collecting and analysing data, and preparing reports
  • identifying and investigating issues, and planning how to tackle them
  • highlighting areas for improvement
  • creating computer models to test possible business solutions
  • presenting recommendations to the client
  • agreeing a course of action with the client
  • providing ongoing support to the client

You could work in an office or at a client's business.

With experience, you could become a partner in a management consultancy, work freelance or set up your own consultancy firm.

You could become a member of the Institute of Consulting and apply for certified management consultant status.

You can find out more about careers in management consultancy from the [Management Consultancies Association | https://www.mca.org.uk/career-development/careers-advice/] and the [Chartered Management Institute | http://www.managers.org.uk].

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