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Management Consultant

Help organisations to solve complex problems and work on a range of projects to help them improve their overall performance.

What's it like to be a Management Consultant?

Management Consultants are trained to provide strategic advice to improve the financial and operational health of their clients' organisations. They may also help organisations to develop specialist skills that they may be lacking.

Management Consultant

Tasks and duties

  • Gaining an in depth understanding of the client's business. This may involve interviewing employees and collecting, analysing and interpreting data.
  • Researching industry trends through financial modelling and specialised literature.
  • Developing business proposals and presenting these to key executives.
  • Making strategic recommendations and persuading key executives that your recommendations are sound.
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Management Consultants must have the capacity to communicate effectively with company stakeholders, in particular senior executives.

As a Management Consultant, you must also ensure the strategies you propose can be implemented in a practical and cost-effective way.

What can I earn as a Management Consultant?

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How to become a Management Consultant


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To become a Management Consultant you will need a combination of education and experience.

  1. Complete a Bachelor degree in commerce, business, business administration or a related field.
  2. Gain work experience. Work experience is a plus in almost every profession but is crucial in the field of management consulting where clients are employing you for your expertise.
  3. Consider gaining certification. The Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) is the professional body representing management consultants in Australia and is the awarding body of the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation, the mark of competency for the management consulting profession.

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Latest Management Consultant reviews

Latest reviews from 25 Management Consultants surveyed on SEEK
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Nov 2018
Consulting is extremely rewarding if you love variety and solving complex client problems
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Program management
The good things
Consulting is rewarding in that it offers challenge, variety and a great learning curve. Most satisfying is the daily interaction and problem solving with interesting clients and peers. I enjoy knowin...
The challenges
Consulting can be very demanding as clients have high expectations of their advisors, there is strong competition between firms and everyone is trying to carve out their niche. You need to effectively...
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Oct 2018
Management Consulting is exciting and diverse - but expect long hours and high client demands
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Commerce
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Leadership and Project Management
The good things
Management Consultants have diversity in their roles, get to work in different industries and sectors, and build their specialisation. They avoid office politics, have a strong voice for change as pr...
The challenges
Long hours, balancing client demands, expectations of fast, high quality work, and people expect fast results.
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