Introduction to Management Consulting


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.

What you will learn

Management Consulting 101

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.

What Do Consultants Do?

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?

Supercharging Your Career

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.

Consulting Skills and Tools

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.

What’s included