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Management Consultancy

Working as a management consultant

Management consultancy is a varied role where consultants work with organisations to review and assess issues and make recommendations to find solutions or improve business performance. Consultants can work in any sector or industry. Some consultancies are generalist, covering a range of areas. Others may specialise in a particular industry, or in a practice area such as strategy, IT, marketing, HR, supply chain, and transport.

Consultants tend to be employed by firms that provide consultancy services to a range of clients. Work is often varied, and involves working on a succession of projects.Some of the major consultancy firms include the Big Four professional services firms, while other large firms specialise in management consultancies. Specialist firms also exist that provide consultancy services to niche business areas.  

See our IT and computing sector guide for information on IT consultancy.

See below for detailed profiles of the work of management consultants:

Who are the Big Four?

  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • PwC

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