Careers in Consulting are focused on positioning professionals to assess and solve a wide variety of business problems. Consulting firms are hired by companies who need their expertise, fresh outside perspective, and/or an extra set of hands. Students who enjoy engaging with people, using creativity to solve complex problems, possess strong analytical and quantitative competencies, and demonstrate strong communication, research, and interpersonal skills would likely thrive in the field of consulting.

Types of problems in consulting might include developing an improved service marketing plan, pulling together a strategy for a new product launch, planning for technology investments inside the client firm, valuing external investments from a financial perspective or evaluating the impacts of a government policy. Consulting firms sell services in virtually any industry, such as healthcare, consumer packaged goods, heavy manufacturing, high tech or energy. With varied/complex company needs, consulting firms are categorized into diverse segments.


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Skill Building Courses

Leading Projects

Taught by Daniel Stanton
Cross-functional projects are common in today’s business environment. Leading these types of projects involves being able to structure teams and…

Building a Responsible AI Program: Context, Culture, Content, and Commitment

Taught by Katrina Ingram
Organizations who use artificial intelligence need to ensure they do so in a socially responsible way, and in this course,…

Stay Lean with Kanban

Taught by Doug Rose
In many ways Kanban is counterintuitive. The system relies on basic rules and practices, and these rules can help you…

Project Management Foundations: Schedules

Taught by Bonnie Biafore
Discover how to build project schedules that help you accomplish your project goals on time and within budget—while being flexible…

Cert Prep: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Taught by Kelley O'Connell
The agile approach to project management can help companies respond faster and more effectively to change. As a result, having…

Business Analyst and Project Manager Collaboration

Taught by Angela Wick
In a business environment where complexity and change are the norm, business analysts and project managers can collaborate together to…

Managing Resources Across Project Teams

Taught by Chris Croft
Are your projects competing for resources? Resource management is an area that’s little understood, but it’s one of the biggest…

Scheduling for Creatives

Taught by Justin Ahrens
Whether you’re a freelancer or an in-house designer at an agency, the success of your creative projects is dependent not…

Requirements Elicitation and Analysis

Taught by Angela Wick
To define great requirements, it’s not enough to simply ask customers and stakeholders what they want. By leveraging requirements elicitation…

Agile Requirements Foundations

Taught by Angela Wick
Customer needs change every day. We need our products to keep up. Take an agile approach to requirements analysis: Learn…

Learning Program Management

Taught by Michael Boyle
What is the difference between a project and a program? What do program managers do? These questions and others are…

Running a Design Business: Creative Briefs

Taught by Terry Lee Stone
Learn to write a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design, in…

Project Management: Healthcare Projects

Taught by Bob McGannon
Healthcare projects have their own unique set of needs and challenges, including privacy concerns and regulatory constraints. Learn how to…

Project Management: Government Projects

Taught by Oliver Yarbrough
Want to transition from managing corporate projects to government project management? Learn the nuances of managing government projects—a subset of…

Requirements Elicitation for Business Analysts: Interviews

Taught by Angela Wick
Interviews can be an effective component in identifying requirements during project planning, and help business analysts and project managers understand…

Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives

Taught by Doug Rose
Designed to help increase the pace and quality of a team’s work, agile retrospectives utilize a structured format to gather…

Learning Gantt Charts

Taught by Chris Croft
What is a Gantt chart? A Gantt chart is an incredibly helpful way to illustrate the critical deadlines associated with…

Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project

Taught by Bonnie Biafore
Learn how to manage projects with time constraints and fast-track schedules with Microsoft Project. In this course, join expert project…

Agile at Work: Planning with Agile User Stories (2015)

Taught by Doug Rose
Agile project teams create short user stories as a way to plan out the work for upcoming sprints. In this…

Project Management: Solving Common Project Problems

Taught by Chris Croft
When you’re balancing the triple constraints of project management (cost/quality/time) and trying to accomplish something new, problems are bound to…

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Wake Forest University
School of Business | Farrell Hall
Student Engagement Suite
P.O. Box 7897
Winston-Salem, NC 27109