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MSc Management Consulting

Our MSc in Management Consulting is designed for graduates wanting to develop practical skills for management and consulting. It is a practice oriented masters programme which will give you the tools and experience you need to deliver successful projects in organisations. You will be taught key analytical tools and theoretical frameworks and engage in real-world case studies. You will have the opportunity to complete a real consulting project over the summer months.

The programme can help you build a successful career in management consulting or add a practical skill set to your undergraduate studies in business and management. It can act as a conversion course for students from a wide range of disciplines and allows students to specialise through two free electives in semester two. Popular electives for our students are Financial Analysis and Operations Management.

You will examine the role of consulting within organisations and explore trends in the global consulting industry (worth an estimated $345 Billion in 2010, Plunkett Research Ltd). The programme has been carefully developed in collaboration with Agencia Consulting Ltd and our students receive direct teaching input from the Joint Managing Director of Agencia, Helen Gibson. The programme introduces students to key consulting skills such as: problem structuring, decision support technologies, quantitative methods, spreadsheet modelling, project management and client management.

BENEFIT FROM OUR EXPERTISE
The programme is delivered by experienced consultants and researchers with international reputations and experience. Hull University Business School has links to leading consulting firms such as Agencia Consulting Ltd, KPMG, Tribal Consulting plc, PA Consulting Group, Systemic Excellence Group, Agencia Consulting Ltd, Malik Management, Konigswieser and Network and Vanguard Consulting Ltd. Industry leaders also contribute to the course by giving seminars and presenting real life consulting projects.

Our staff have delivered consulting projects for a wide range of clients including Network Rail, Smith & Nephew, Asda, npower, Kimberly-Clark, P&O Ferrymasters, Seven Seas, Associated British Ports, AAK Aarhus, the National Public Health Service of Wales, the Scottish Executive, the Food Standards Agency, the Department for Transport and many others.

GAIN PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD
The skills you will gain on this programme are relevant to both consultants and managers. Analytic capabilities and project management skills are very much in demand in today’s dynamic and complex business environment. Managers and consultants in the public and private sectors must be able to solve problems, manage data and tackle issues of complexity, change and diversity. Our programme will give you the skills and tools to develop long-term, sustainable solutions through analytical and connected thinking. This perspective has a wide range of applications, including:
• supporting decision making through data analysis
• supporting strategic thinking through facilitation
• managing cultural change
• developing innovative business models
• designing appropriate organisational structures
• solving complex problems
• understanding the impact of technology on organisations

CAREER PROSPECTS
Our MSc in Management Consulting can prepare you for a successful career in management consulting or supplement your undergraduate studies with real-world management skills and experience. Typical consulting positions are Business Analyst, Consultant, Applied Researcher and Project Manager. You are likely to be sought after by consulting firms, business organisations, and public sector organisations. You may work for commercial consulting firms or in-house analytics groups within large organisations. You may provide analytical support within departments such as marketing, finance, knowledge management and human resources.

MODULES
You will study:
• Analytic Consulting Practice
• Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
• Decision Support Technologies
• Business Project Management
• Managing Digital Organisations & Social Media
• Professional Skills
• 2 free electives from the full suite of masters modules
• Summer dissertation or consulting project

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