Emory University
Introduction to Management Consulting
Emory University

Introduction to Management Consulting

This course is part of Management Consulting Specialization

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John Kim

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  • What do management consultants do? What are some of the tools and skills that I can apply to my work? Why is problem solving a super-power?

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There are 6 modules in this course

Management consulting is an exciting industry and a wonderful career path for smart, curious, and diligent professionals. Consultants help executives to break down problems, make difficult decisions, and create change.

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2 videos3 readings1 discussion prompt

Globally, there are more than 1 million people who describe themselves as consultants. They work in all industries (telecommunications, oil and gas, financial services) and all functions (marketing, operations, finance). So what exactly do these highly-paid professional do?

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4 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

I have 15+ years experience as a management consultant. After working at Deloitte Consulting and Philips Healthcare consulting, now teach at Emory University and also train new consultants. There are many reasons you might want to join a consulting firm and gain these skills.

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2 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Consultants have a toolbox of skills, methodologies, and tips to help them work smart. Yes, they vary by consulting firm, industry, and professional preference. This specialization will focus on the top 30 that you definitely need to know, starting with "client interviewing" skills.

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2 videos2 readings

Consulting is an apprenticeship. Yes, you can study (like this course), but you learn from experience. Experience doing difficult analysis and creating wonderful graphs. Experience on working with clients. Experience working with senior practitioners.

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1 video2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Why do clients hire consultants? After all, don't clients know their business better than outsiders? Also, management consultants are not cheap; it's common for consulting projects to be $millions of dollars.

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4 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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