Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry

Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry

Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry

Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry

Synopsis

The first complete resource on an ever-growing field, updated and expanded to reflect the impact of the New Economy on the industry
This unique A-to-Z resource provides a complete game plan for novice management consultants trying to break into the business along with expert guidelines for veterans looking to expand their services. Sugata Biswas and Daryl Twitchell cover all the bases, from the origins and history of the field to how to zero in on becoming established in one of the many unique specialties within the industry. They also provide a detailed directory of the top fifty consulting firms in the nation. This Second Edition features new and/or added information on such critical topics as the rapidly emerging field of e-consulting; consulting start-ups, incubators, and other New Economy enterprises; and an exploration of how increased competition for graduating MBAs is changing the consultant recruiting and hiring process.
Sugata Biswas (Santa Monica, CA) is a management consultant with the Viant Corporation. Daryl Twitchell (New York, NY) is a management consultant with Front Line Capital Corporation.

Excerpt

As someone interested in the field of management consulting, you probably already know that it is one of the most popular career choices for today’s graduating students and career-changing professionals. Especially now with the decline in popularity of Internet-related and technology start-up companies, consulting has regained its position as one of the top, if not the top, career choice at many undergraduate and business schools in the United States as well as abroad. the industry is growing quickly, both in the demand from organizations seeking consulting services and in the supply of candidates seeking a consulting position. Although thousands of individuals receive offers every year, tens of thousands compete for those offers. in the face of such intense competition, applicants need all the help they can get.

Students, who especially like the accelerated professional track of consulting, have turned the field into one of the hottest choices for entry-level professionals. Approximately 40 percent of graduates in each mba class attempt to enter the consulting industry, and between 30 and 35 percent of these candidates get an offer. Undergraduates, too, find the field incredibly attractive and often face the same intense competition to land a consulting job offer. Intrigued by the doors that consulting can open, even graduating JDs, MAs, MSs, PhDs, MPPs, MIAs, and MDs, to name but a few other degrees, have been applying for positions in increasing numbers. and even professionals with established careers look toward consulting . . .

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