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About the Course

Management consultants are paid well because they help executives to break down complex problems, make difficult decisions, and implement lasting change. Consultants know how to work smart and fast. Companies like McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, EY, PWC, KPMG, and Accenture have trained thousands of consultants on useful skills, tools, methodologies. Taught by an ex-consultant from Deloitte, John Kim will give you a quick introduction to management consulting: • What do management consultants do? • What are the benefits of a consulting career? • How can you learn these consulting skills? • Why do clients hire management consultants? • What is an example of a consulting skill? This is the first course in the specialization on management consulting....

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Sep 18, 2023

I learnt a lot from the course about management consulting. As an aspiring consultant, I hope to put into practice all that I have learnt in the course. Thank you very much for the knowledge sharing.


Dec 22, 2022

The instructor is dynamic, clear, and fun. He provides many concrete examples and a wealth of tools that can be used in consulting. I'm very much motived to continue with this specialisation!

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By Victorena D

Dec 19, 2023

Highly engaging course -- perhaps the best one I've had so far here on Coursera. It felt like I was literally in a lecture hall. The style of delivery was super interactive and plays around the idea of a traditional board + podium/platform where a teacher conducts her lesson. Content-wise, everything was so organized as well. I love how it was structured -- they were really "visual aids" and not scripts or handouts. The complementary reading materials from John's blog was also very helpful (especially for those of you who learns by reading). Last but certainly not least -- John Kim is an awesome professor. He is a great communicator and can command the room because he clearly knows what he's saying and you can sense his passion for it and for teaching others how to do it. Side note: I want to be a Management Consultant but my long-term big dream is to be a Professor myself. John is such an inspiration of the kind of Professor I'd like to be! Lastly, I'd like to share that this course arrived at a perfect time in my life where I'm contemplating if I should take Management Consulting for my masters degree. I chanced upon it by searching for it, hoping I'd have a more informed decision, and this course delivered. I even finished it in 2-3 days. Thanks so much for the great experience!

By Gavin M

Mar 2, 2023

Professor Kim is excellent. Highly recommend. Makes me wish I was on assignment at a client site with him for an actual consulting engagement. Professor Kim makes this course relevant for nearly anyone. He took the time to include perspectives for New Graduates (Green Caps), Internal Consultants (Blue Ladders) and Solo Consultants (Red Airplanes). Throughout the course he provides take-aways and breaks them down for each of these three audiences. He also speaks to consulting from the standpoint of Head, Heart and Hands. Hi passion for the consulting profession is very evident. Be sure to browse his blog and definitely read the book he recommends in the course. It is highly complimentary content to the class. A+ (How much did I like this course? I increased the playback speed 2x, finished the whole specialization in one weekend and started applying some of the skills from the class the following week.)

By Audy A

Apr 22, 2023

I would like to provide my opinion about the Introduction to management consulting course.

The course is truly outstanding and highly pertinent for anyone interested in consulting as a career path. I greatly enjoyed its content, as it was well organized and comprehensive in scope, covering every key point with precision. Furthermore, its instructor was professional yet personable, using real-life examples that enhanced engagement.

Overall, this course has been the best class I have ever taken. It was truly inspiring, and it gave me a great understanding of the consulting industry and equipped me with the skills necessary for success in it. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in management consulting or looking to advance their consulting capabilities. Mr. John Kim and, Emory University, Coursera, Thank you so much for offering such an inspiring class!

By Abi B

Mar 28, 2023

This is a brilliant course!!! I am so glad I took this course.

The content is rich and I have learnt so much, it has helped me to even love consulting as a career more and looking forward to completing the whole specialisation.

Thank you so much John Kim for taking the time and putting all the effort to produce such a great work for us to learn about consulting, well done!

It has helped me to get a good view of what consulting is and the toolkit of consultants.

I am very grateful for this course and thank you for blessing us with your teaching talent on consulting.

By Ramishka W

Mar 21, 2023

Mr John Kim is a very thoughtful lecturer who puts a lot of thought into how he presents the material. His lessons or the videos and powerpoint slides that were utilized during the taught lessons and modules were indeed engaging and very insightful, and his presentations were done in such a way it was always encouraging to his audience and students to state the least. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning the intricate detailes and anyone wanting to learn more and persue a career in Management consulting.

Kind Regards,


By Max M

Dec 23, 2022

The instructor is dynamic, clear, and fun. He provides many concrete examples and a wealth of tools that can be used in consulting. I'm very much motived to continue with this specialisation!

By Julia D

Sep 22, 2023

Expertly curated and delivered. Genuinely interesting with lots of personal anecdotes and regular recaps of key points. Designed to be relevant to all levels of experience. Brilliant course.

By Maria V D

Jan 25, 2024

This course de-mystified some of the foundational skills required of consultants and gave a good overview of the benefits of pursuing consulting as a career (and a lifestyle)

By emiene a

Dec 20, 2023

I recommend this course to anyone who needs first-hand clarity on consulting generally before specialization! Amazing and easy-to-understand teaching.

By Fadi S

Aug 15, 2023

It's an amazing course. I have recently joined the Management Consulting team in Novartis. Having a "pure consultancy" job is relatively new in my career. Before this course, I was a bit scared of being completely clueless of what is going around me being a new joiner to this field, but this course boosted my confidence that it's to a certain extent close to what I used to do during my whole sales career. I have learned so many skills during my sales journey whether from sales courses or mainly from customer interactions and day to day business which are very similar to the skills needed in consultancy. Eventually, the salesperson and the consultant need to understand their clients' needs and provide them with the solutions that best meet their expectations.

On another note, I loved the way the instructor transferred the information knowing that the audience of this course might be fresh grads and experienced professionals. The language was pretty easy to digest. Moreover, the presentation skills John imposed are super professional and efficient. The pauses he was doing to re-attract attention were brilliant.

Thank you John and I'm super happy in the first place that this course gave me a great deal of confidence that I can excel in the consultancy field and hopefully will succeed in my next projects.

By Abhishek M

Aug 27, 2023

I had the privilege of taking the "Introduction to Management Consulting" course by John Kim, and I'm incredibly grateful for the experience. The instructor's teaching style is exceptional, making complex concepts easy to understand through simple language and relatable examples. John's ability to break down intricate ideas into digestible parts was truly impressive. The course content itself was enlightening, offering a comprehensive overview of management consulting. John's dedication to delivering valuable insights and practical knowledge shone through each lesson. I've gained a solid foundation in management consulting that I'm excited to apply in the real world. Kudos to John Kim for his exceptional teaching, which has undoubtedly made a positive impact on my learning journey. If you're looking to dive into management consulting, I highly recommend this course! 🌟👏 #ManagementConsulting #SkillBuilding #GreatInstructor

By Rajshri K

Aug 6, 2023

It is evident that whatever is being shared in this course say in few hours is actually the knowledge one can acquire on their own through years of experience , digging and deep-diving. I honestly appreciate the knowledge content of this course (how its structured), the way the same is explained , summarizing through key takeaways and obviously those powerful quotes by expert personalities, links to blog articles, very practical content, thought-process/approach build-up, values being taught (for e.g. see one do one teach one, help others first) etc. I sincerely thank instructor Sir John Kim for bringing his masterpiece on management consulting in front of the wider world across countries. Respect and Admiration.

By Vanessa R

Jan 12, 2023

I have worked in my industry for 15+ years before deciding to venture into consultancy.

I didn't expect to find any online course on the subject, so I was surprised when I found this Specialization. I want to thank John Kim, Emory University, and Coursera for the opportunity.

Now I have a better understanding of the consulting business and the required skills, and I have self-assessed my strengths and weaknesses to continue improvement to add more value to my clients.

By Adithya N

Jun 19, 2023

I recently completed the "Introduction to Management Consulting" course on Coursera and I must say it exceeded my expectations! The course provided a comprehensive overview of the consulting industry, covering key concepts and frameworks. The instructor was engaging and the content was well-structured. The interactive exercises and case studies enhanced my learning experience. Highly recommended for anyone interested in pursuing a career in management consulting!

By Stxn L

Feb 17, 2023

Honestly, the best course I have taken on Coursera so far. Short, sweet and concise, Lecturer John Kim really pulled me into the world of management consulting. I'm not one to write reviews but the fact that I had started this course with the intention of just getting to know the introduction to management consulting, but staying for the other parts of the specialisation shows how intriguing this course is. Thank you for putting this course out there!

By Valerie M

Feb 16, 2024

I found this introductory course to be very helpful. I have a better understanding of what a consultant does, why they are important, why it's a great job, and skills a consultant needs, especially as a person who conducts interviews with their clients. Novel and helpful idea was the use of the three colored icons representing the three types of people who practice consulting: new graduates, internal company managers, and solo entrepreneurs.

By Shonette M

Jul 4, 2023

This introductory Management Consulting course was extremely enlightening. The delivery methods of the teachings were easy to understand and the links to the blogs, discussions and related podcasts and articles were equally effective in reenforcing the topics. I look forward to delving deeper into this subject matter via the other courses in this series with Prof. John Kim.

Thank you!

By Tendai R M

Mar 30, 2023

Thank you John for such an amazing course. Prior to this, I did not know what to expect. Your introduction to Managemnt Consulting was so detailed and presented in a passionate fashion that you cannot help but love management consulting - thanks to your fantastic presentation skills. I'm so looking foward to the next course and just couldn't wait to say thank you!!!

By Chris W

Feb 22, 2024

Professor Kim teaches this course using real-world experience. This course is a great starting point for people interested in becoming a consultant AND for those consultant's who are looking for a broad overview of the consulting landscape. I'm planning to continue my journey through the five available courses.

By Bryce T

Nov 13, 2023

A really well put together course that it is easy to follow, delivered in energetic and clear way and has excited me alot about the journey ahead - gives you a bit of confidence that you are in good hands with John

By azeezat a

Sep 19, 2023

I learnt a lot from the course about management consulting. As an aspiring consultant, I hope to put into practice all that I have learnt in the course. Thank you very much for the knowledge sharing.

By Sabyasachi S

Dec 26, 2022

An excellent and conceptual introduction to management consulting. The Instructor's passion for the subject is evident and inspiring. Looking forward to finishing this great specialization.

By Cheryl G

Nov 16, 2023

This course presented an engaging and coherent introduction to the Consulting career. I felt John Kim really enjoys teaching the content and wants his students to succeed.

By Harmandeep S

Dec 19, 2023

Thanks, John for giving such an amazing learning experience. This course ignites more fire in me to start my career as a Management consultant.

By Jaquelyn R

Nov 27, 2023

I love the clear and to the point type of teaching. I feel that I actually learned and feel that this is a field that I could be successful in.