Management Consultants

Last updated January 01, 2015

Do you get a rush from solving a problem no one else can? Do people come to you for help and advice when they get into complicated situations? If so, you might be cut out for a career as a management consultant.

Companies and other organizations hire management consultants to help them solve some of their biggest problems. Whether they need to build a new website, design a new computer system, or launch a new product, they call on management consultants to save the day.

Management consultants think about ways to increase a company's profits and productivity. Their goal is to make a business more successful and competitive.

“I like the challenge of facing a complex problem and solving it for people who have not been able to solve it for themselves.” Paul, Senior Consultant

Are You Ready To...?

  • Propose solutions to company problems
  • Specialize in areas such as technology, finance, or human resources
  • Work as part of a team
  • Meet tight deadlines
  • Work long hours
  • Travel

It Helps To Be...

A clear communicator who likes to work with others and solve problems. You should also be able to juggle many projects under a tight deadline.

Make High School Count

  • Master the computer. Become familiar with word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Take advantage of English, history, speech, and drama classes to polish your spoken and written communication skills. As a management consultant, you’ll be speaking with your clients and team members daily.
  • Pay close attention in math. Try your hand at statistics and accounting.

Did You Know?

About 23 percent of management consultants are self-employed.