Management Consulting Pathway

I’m conscientious, laid back and analytical. I like numbers and how they work within the business system. I have always found myself giving advice to leaders from the side rather then leading from the front. I coach, follow through and follow-up. I’m not dominate or intimidating and sometimes I don’t inject at all.

I’m empathic and I like to work on multiple different problems at once. I’m well read and take an operational, tactical and strategic view of a problem to understand further obstacles created by different decisions. I have always been a strong influencer. I’m a Management Consultant.

COURSE DETAILS

Time 2 – 5 weeks online

Date Available now

Cost Free for veterans

TYPE OF VETERAN REQUIRED

I’m an Officer, Warrant or SNCO with a solid tertiary education that enjoyed working in an advisor position as a 2IC or XO.

JOB DETAILS

Potential Income: $54,092 – $182,657 p.a. A specialist skill or a background in project management can increase your salary.
Job Stability: Medium
Barriers to Entry: High
Current Employability: High
Future Employability: High
Locations: Cities of + 600,000 population
Titles: Management consultant, business advisor or management/business analyst.
Companies: Consulting firms (PWC, Deloitte, KPMG, and Ernest and Young); Smaller firms (Grosvenor, Beca, Noetic and Dynamiq).

Management Consultants assist organisations to solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve business performance. Management Consultants use their business skills to provide objective advice and expertise to assist an organisation to develop specialist skills that may need development or require improvement.

In this role, you are primarily concerned with the strategy, structure, management and operations of a company. A Management Consultant’s role is to identify options for the organisation and suggest recommendations for change and advise on additional requirements to implement solutions.

For Officers and SNCOs, Management Consultant is a very viable pathway on transition from defence. To be competitive for a management consulting job at large firms will require an ability to build and maintain a strong network. Our advice is to work in industry in an operations or management role before becoming a Management Consultant, or consider targeting a smaller firm for better training and career development.

DESIRED SKILLS

We up-skill for free to bridge skills gaps so chat to a WithYouWithMe career consultant if you are unsure about anything listed here. 

  • Experience across multiple disciplines including business transformation, process improvement, change management, cost optimisation and technology enablement.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and experience in building strong relationships.
  • Strong communication skills – the ability to present your ideas effectively and with influence.
  • Experience in desktop research, data gathering, analysis and reporting.
  • Drafting client deliverables such as compelling reports, engaging workshops or presentations.
  • Problem solving acumen.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and knowledge of current accounting software systems.
  • Preferred tertiary qualifications – MBA is desirable but a bachelor in business/IT/engineering is required.

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