One of the most glamorous job roles post MBA for many students? Consulting! While cracking a consulting role ain’t easy, wanting to be a consultant is something a lot of MBA students aspire to. So what are the different consulting career paths open to you post MBA? Can you be a consultant irrespective of the domain you specialize in? Is a consulting career for you? What does a consultant do? What kind of roles is open to you as a consultant? If you’re wondering about these questions, find a list of consulting career pathways as well as resources to get there in this article! Read on and dive into the world of management consulting!
Consulting Career Paths Open To You Post MBA + Resources
Consulting - One of the most sought-after domains post-MBA is also one of the most enigmatic. What is it that a Consultant really does? What is the career progression like at a Consulting firm? Which are the top companies to work for as a Consultant? What are the skills and qualifications required to become a consultant? Where does the glamour of being a Consultant emanate from? Read this article to find out.
Is consulting your dream career? Are you figuring out hacks to get into one of the big 4 consulting firms in the country? Are you dreaming of a life of travel, and helping the C-suite make decisions? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, check out this video featuring Anirudh Tara, Director & Partner at BCG India, also IIM C, and Delhi College of Engineering Alum. From the skills recruiters value to managing work-life balance, Anirudh talks about it all.
What does it take to work in some of the most coveted consulting roles in India and the world today? How does a successful consultant think? What makes a great consulting career? If you're hoping to become a consultant in the future, you probably have these questions. Here's some answers from people who have been there and done that. Featuring Seema Bansal (Director - Social Impact Practice, India & Asia Pacific at BCG,) Anirudh Tara (MD & Partner at BCG,) Tejas Dave (Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co.,) this article gives a peek into the highly desirable consultant lifestyle and mindset. Don't forget to check it out!
It is now an undisputed fact - consulting is, by some margin, the most desirable sector to work in for MBA students across India's top IIMs and other top-ranked management institutes, and for good reason; management/strategy consultants are some of the highest-paid professionals in the world, and consulting provides an opportunity to gain exposure to a plethora of industries and diverse business problems. So, which consulting firms do MBA students from the country's top b-schools want to work with the most? Beyond the MBB firms, which organizations do MBA students consider their dream workplaces? To answer this, InsideIIM has come out with the 2020-2021 rankings of the top consulting firms to work with after an MBA!
One of the most important questions in the minds of those looking to pursue an MBA or already in a b-school is - where are the alumni of India's top business schools flocking to? Where do IIM alumni end up working after an MBA? What are some trends that emerge? The Alumni Report series, which is based on hard numbers and data, aims to answer these questions and identify some interesting trends around where alumni of top business schools actually end up! This part of the Alumni Report series takes a look at the presence and concentration of b-school alumni at India's most desirable Consulting firms.
Every year in consulting is like three years in the corporate world – may it be the learning, the number of clients you deal with, the sheer volume of cases, the long work hours, the enormous responsibility entrusted to you, or simply your growth as a person: you grow at least thrice in a consulting job. Rajat Shaw, an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad who interned with a consulting firm, provides valuable insights into the world of consulting.
Think consulting is an intensive job that is highly stressful? Think again. Because Seema tells you how consulting can be cool. As a certified scuba diver, a trekker who’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on her 40th birthday and who is currently learning to play the piano and dance the salsa, Seema tells us how being a consultant can be kaafi cool. During her talk, she spoke on how the life of a consultant plays out. Check out these videos of her talk to know more, if you haven’t already!
Political Consulting is a catch-all phrase and is quite different from Management Consulting. While there are similarities in that, both are meant to help organizations perform better. Political consulting covers a wider gamut of activities that include message building, media advertising, opinion polling, opposition research, PR, ground campaigns, events and numerous other activities that present the campaign in an effective manner. The range of specializations that a political consulting firm has to handle is wider than a management consulting firm.
Consulting, at some of India's top B-school campuses, is the most sought-after domain, owing to the steep learning curve and high packages offered by marquee firms. In this highly detailed interview, an IIM Indore student describes the complex and thorough process that she underwent to get selected for a summer internship with one of the world's toughest companies to get into - the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Here's how she did it!
Management Consulting interviews are always known to have some interesting questions/cases/guestimates and interviews can last from 45–60 mins. Find out interesting guesstimate questions that can be asked to a consultant here.
The Boston Consulting Group is a management consulting firm based out of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. The firm has over 100 offices in over 50 countries with 16,000 employees across the globe, and is the second oldest of the MBB* firms (established in 1963), with the oldest being McKinsey & Company. It has over 800 Partners and over 300 Senior Partners working across the firm's global offices. Out of these, 12 Senior Partners and 31 Partners are in India. Read here to find out more.
Pranav Patil was among the top 5 students in the class of 2013 at IIM Lucknow. During his tenure at TCS and Prestels, he offered varied consulting services to government institutions industrial organizations. An Industrial Engineer from VIT Pune, he decided to walk his own path by venturing into a start up that aims to simplify management consulting. Insideiim.com spoke to him about his new start-up. Here is what he has to tell us.
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