Management Consulting: What is it?

Management consulting is one of the most sought-after fields in the business world. On the surface, the industry sounds rosy and glamorous – lots of air travel, working on complex business problems, and exposure to top level management. While all these truly are great components of management consulting, the reality is that the industry is not for everyone.

Highest of expectations

To be clear, we don’t mean that in a bad way. Instead, there are just so many candidates who say they want to join a management consulting firm only because they haven’t looked at both sides of the coin. Management consultants are amongst the hardest working professionals on the planet. They deal with the highest of expectations, constant deadlines, and lots of stress. For some, this may sound like a great and perhaps even exciting challenge. For others, it may not.

In this article, we provide some insight into what working in management consulting entails and how you can become a consultant yourself. We’ll also be sharing some unbiased commentary on the management consulting industry – the good and the bad.