Consulting & Strategy

20% of Class of 2021 Accepts

Mean Base Salary: $140,285

Top Hiring Companies: PwC, EY, TCS, Bain, BTS, AlixPartners

One out of four Mendoza MBAs pursue Consulting careers.  With an emphasis on analyzing business challenges, consultants leverage their specialized expertise to develop appropriate strategies, business solutions and recommendations to their clients. Traditional consulting roles are typically external advisors to organizations in the following areas; Strategy/Management, M&A, Finance, Technology, Internal, and Government.

A consulting career path typically contains the following:

  • Wide variety of work and preparation for internal strategy roles
  • Growth opportunities and tackles significant business challenges
  • Exposure to C-level executives
  • Access to large networking opportunities
  • Exceptional pay and benefit packages
  • Opportunities to travel

Pathway Majors:

Marketing + 1 of eight other MBA majors: Business Analytics (STEM), Business Leadership, Corporate Finance (STEM), Digital Marketing & Analytics (STEM), Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Investments (STEM), Strategy, Supply Chain & Ops Management (STEM).

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Example Job: Strategy Consultant

Hiring Company Examples

  • AlixPartners
  • Bain & Company
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capgemini Invent
  • Cognizant
  • Deloitte
  • Ernest & Young
  • LEK Consulting
  • McKinsey & Company
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Job Description

Strategy Consultants primarily analyze business practices and goals and make suggestions for improvements or company direction. They devise strategies for cutting costs, increasing revenue and making key decisions. They help a company define markets and identify trends within a specific market. Strategy Consultants troubleshoot current problems and implement solutions. They also analyze a business’s competitors to help establish objectives and goals.

Typical Qualifications

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong curiosity and ability to research, analyze, and derive recommendations
  • Strong presentations skills and ability to compose comprehensive written reports
  • Clear and concise communication skills, especially when working closely with clients
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (such as PowerBI, Tableau, Alteryx)
  • Willingness to travel

Experiential Learning & Extracurricular Opportunities:

  • Consulting Trek
  • Innovation and Design Thinking
  • Interterm Intensive
  • Consulting Club
  • Mendoza Professional Services

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