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Business Consultant

Create strategies for business improvement.

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.

Business Consultant

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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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Business Consultant is between $100k and $120k
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How to become a Business Consultant


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While you don’t need formal qualifications to become a Business Consultant, they can be helpful to credentialise your expertise to new clients.

  1. A Bachelor of Business may be an advantage when looking to become a Business Consultant.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

This degree offers you a foundation in business studies and the opportunity to specialise in all aspects of marketing.

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Master of Business Administration

This master degree will give you the crucial skills and knowledge needed to be a business leader.
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How do Business Consultants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 34 Business Consultants surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
4.3
Career progression opportunities
4.0
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
4.2
Variety of work
4.5

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Aug 2019
Procurement and Supply Chain nowadays provide more challenges and opportunities.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Accounting
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Supply chain
The good things
“Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain consultant is a challenging and busy job unless you’re passionate in making outstanding achievements. The good things Provide chances to solve new problems an...
The challenges
Keep self study on different new Rules and Regulations, changing Business situation. Prepare the convincing evidences to support the Business proposal and decisions which are quite different from the ...
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Aug 2019
There can be a lot of pressure in this job but immense satisifaction when you see your product being used to make people's daily work better
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Computer Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Software
The good things
You get an inside look behind the scenes at other peoples jobs and discover new things about the way the world runs - great if you are a curious person
The challenges
Managing expectations of customers can be hard when they expect your software to have a magic button to solve every issue
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Working hours for Business Consultants

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Business Consultants?

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National increase over next 5 years *
24.7%
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