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Business / Management Consultant

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Provides strategic management consulting to companies and businesses. Advises on ways to improve operations, increase efficiency, reduce costs and increase revenues; may recommend systems or organizational change. Works with business management analysts; frames problems for business clients, and develops plans to address inefficiencies.

Job Outlook

There were 2123 Business / Management Consultant job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 47109 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Business / Management Analyst industry, which includes the Business / Management Consultant career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Business / Management Consultant jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,619.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $93,291.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Business / Management Consultant postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $75,749.

Education and Experience

Posted Business / Management Consultant jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6%
Bachelor's Degree62%
Master's Degree31%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other0%

Posted Business / Management Consultant jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years15%
3 to 5 years44%
6 to 8 years21%
9+ years20%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Business / Management Consultant positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
  • Problem Solving (24%)
  • Planning (23%)
  • Research (19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Project Management (30%)
  • Business Process (16%)
  • Business Analysis (13%)
  • Management Consulting (12%)
  • Business Consulting (12%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Customer Service (15%)
  • Budgeting (12%)
  • Business Development (12%)
  • Customer Contact (11%)
  • SQL (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • SAP (7%)
  • Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) (4%)
  • Microsoft Visio (4%)
  • Tableau (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Business / Management Consultant skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Consultant
  • Business Consultant
  • Executive Search Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Solutions Consultant

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Business / Management Consultant jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Accenture (3742)
  • Guidehouse (3178)
  • Wells Fargo (2070)
  • Deloitte (1821)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (1530)

North Carolina

  • Wells Fargo (376)
  • Accenture (144)
  • IBM (127)
  • Guidehouse (52)
  • Deloitte (47)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!