Is the MBA over-priced and over subscribed? I’m getting a lot of questions about whether IT Masters (incl. software engineering / data science) are as good for a consulting career than traditional business/MBA routes. There is no doubt that outside the top 50 Universities in the world, the MBA no longer has the cachet thatContinue reading “On becoming a unicorn: MBA vs. MSc IT?”
So you want to be a management consultant? Three important things to tell aspiring students (and two things to get them to ask).
“I want to be a management consultant” is a statement most careers advisors hear a few times a day. I heard it twice today myself. It’s easy to jump to advice about which companies to apply to or the application process. But there a few things students should think about before applying. First, there isContinue reading “So you want to be a management consultant? Three important things to tell aspiring students (and two things to get them to ask).”
We’ve been told for a long time, that ‘traditional’ management consulting is being ‘disrupted’ (or even ‘dead‘). The idea being that new entrants, the democratization of knowledge, the competition for talent (especially from technology companies) and the rise of ‘asset-based’ consulting (read consulting + databases & software) will knock the incumbents off their thrones. But, to paraphraseContinue reading “Consulting is changing, but the big beasts are still winning”
I’m writing this piece because there is a predominant, though not universal, view among management consultants in my network that things will return to normal after a pause in operations. An increasing stack of evidence suggests that this is not the case. First, I will outline the reasons for the relative complacency of especially youngerContinue reading “COVID-19 career survival for consultants: jobs & strategies”
It’s one thing to get a job in consultancy (congratulations!), but it’s another thing to be successful, whatever that means. Speak to any consultant, and they will bore you with their advice, regrets and could-have-beens. My dad always told me ‘if you need something, then go to the top’…. so I asked all the Partners in myContinue reading “Landed your consulting job? What now?”
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