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Graduate careers advice: you and your management consultancy degree

22 Jun 2023, 13:21

A degree in management consultancy will equip you with the ability to help organisations to function more effectively across a wide variety of sectors. This is a highly skilled and demanding role which requires a lot of skills development and training.


Graduate careers advice for what career options you can pursue with your management consultancy degree.

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Work experience

Employers regularly place as much value on practical experience as on qualifications, so acquiring relevant work experience is recommended for anyone wishing to apply for consultancy positions. A lot of experience is necessary before a consultant will engage on a client facing basis so gaining as much experience as you can before applying for a position with a consulting firm will display that you are serious about the sector.

Along with taking up part-time or voluntary work, it’s recommended that you join any clubs or societies that will allow you to build your knowledge of business and finance while honing your teamwork and organisation skills.

More information on work experience can be found here .

What sectors?

Many organisations across various sectors may at some point require the aid offered by a management consultant, meaning a wide range of opportunities exist in such sectors as:

  • marketing;
  • e-commerce;
  • finance;
  • healthcare;
  • tourism and leisure;
  • human resources;
  • information technology;
  • retail;
  • public sector and government;
  • media.

Your management consultancy CV

A degree in management consultancy will equip you with a sought after set of transferable skills including:

  • teamwork;
  • communication, both written and oral;
  • innovation and creativity;
  • problem solving;
  • analytical skills;
  • time management and dealing with pressure;
  • commercial awareness.

Postgraduate study

If you wish to work in a specific industry, a degree directly related to that sector may be required along with your management consultancy degree.

A postgraduate degree isn’t a requirement for a career with a consultancy firm, but it can boost your chances of employment. A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is valued by many employers, and may allow you to enter the profession at a higher level.

Some consultancy firms may offer training schemes for their new employees.

More information can be found in our Further Study section.

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