What's it like to be a Business Consultant?
Business Consultants are responsible for identifying areas of a business model that could be improved, and strategising how that improvement could be executed. They often work for larger consulting companies, but can sometimes be found working internally in an organisation or on their own as freelancers.
Tasks and duties
- Meeting with new clients to understand their business objectives.
- Examining and analysing their business model.
- Working with broader team to design a new business model.
- Successfully pitching solutions to the client.
- Following up on questions, feedback and criticisms.
- Supporting the implementation phase.
- Remaining a key point of contact for clients.
- Conducting ongoing business reviews periodically.
What can I earn as a Business Consultant?
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How to become a Business Consultant
- A Bachelor of Business may be an advantage when looking to become a Business Consultant.
- Alternatively, you could also consider closely related degrees, such as a Bachelor of Business (Management) or a Bachelor of Information Technology, to gain knowledge of the industry in which you’d like to specialise as a Business Consultant.
- Consider completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Entry requirements vary from college to college, but generally you’ll need to have completed an undergraduate degree and have significant work experience.