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

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…

Project Management Foundations: Budgets (2018)

Taught by Bob McGannon
View Bob’s LinkedIn Newsletter Budget is key to controlling a project’s outcome—and one of the 10 foundational knowledge areas of…

Project Management Foundations: Requirements

Taught by Daniel Stanton
Project requirements are how project managers determine what the business needs and align the project’s goals. Requirements also form the…

Hybrid Project Management: Do What Works

Taught by Cyndi Snyder Dionisio
The field of project management is evolving rapidly. Successful project managers know how to leverage predictive approaches, such as waterfall,…

UX DesignOps: Managing Stakeholders

Taught by Dee Sadler
If you work in DesignOps, one of the most important parts of your job is to evangelize UX. It isn’t…

Managing Stakeholders in Research Projects

Taught by Cory Lebson
Managing stakeholders in a UX project can be a tricky balance of disclosure, efficiency, and social influence. In this course,…

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Tips (2023 Update)

Taught by Oliver Yarbrough
Learn key tips and insights to help you pass the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam on your first…

Managing Resources Across Project Teams

Taught by Chris Croft
View Chris’s LinkedIn Newsletter Are your projects competing for resources? Resource management is an area that’s little understood, but it’s…

Project Management: International Projects

Taught by Sam Yankelevitch
Excellent collaboration and communication are key ingredients that help project teams reach successful outcomes. This is particularly true when team…

The Top PMO Challenges

Taught by Andy Jordan
Project management offices (PMOs) frequently struggle with challenges that can be avoided with the right level of knowledge and understanding.…

UX DesignOps: Working with Developers

Taught by Dee Sadler
While UX teams typically work well with product teams, it’s a little less intuitive when UX teams must work closely…

Project Management Skills for Leaders

Taught by Dana Brownlee
It’s easy to think of project management as some specialized magic that only certified project managers possess, but the truth…

Project Management Foundations

Taught by Bonnie Biafore
View Bonnie’s LinkedIn Newsletter Project management is a set of techniques that anyone can apply to achieve goals and make…

Leveraging Generative AI for Project Management

Taught by Ricardo Vargas
View Ricardo’s LinkedIn Newsletter With the rapid rise of artificial intelligence, there’s a growing concern in all industries that AI…

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…

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…

Artificial Intelligence for Project Managers

Taught by Oliver Yarbrough
Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer confined to the realm of science fiction. It’s on track to disrupt the world…

Project Management Foundations: Teams

Taught by Daniel Stanton
Explore leading techniques for understanding the personality traits of team members, and for managing the development of teams. Instructor Daniel…

Project Manager to Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management

Taught by Ruth Pearce
Instead of just managing tasks or managing people, wouldn’t it be great to really motivate your team to do and…

Managing Projects with Microsoft Teams

Taught by Heather Severino
Microsoft Teams is the communication and teamwork hub of Microsoft 365. Teams brings together the conversations, files, and meetings that…

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