`I have never seen such a book about management consulting before: this sets a new standard. This book is extremely thorough and addresses all of the relevant topics.' - Sander van 't Noordende, Group Chief Executive Products Operating Group, Accenture
Whether you are looking to build on your management studies or experience of working in business, you are likely to have come across management consultancy and will need a clear and concise introduction to this area to help you understand its practices and techniques in order to hire and implement management consultancy in the future. This text provides you with these essentials for success in your studies and later industries when working with and not just for consultancy firms.
The text is built around learning objectives to empower your understanding of the 'what', 'how', 'when' and 'why' at macro and micro levels of management consultancy and its stakeholders, and provides you with engaging real life examples and extra web materials for study.
As well as full courses on management consultancy, this text will be invaluable to your management knowledge and skill-set across strategy, change, analytics, problem-solving, solution implementation and decision-making as applied by the world's top management consulting firms, such as McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company.
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Teaching notes per chapter
Answer guidance to end-of-chapter questions in book
Suggested discussion questions
Suggested small group assignments
Suggested small group field project
Option 1: provide all figures of the book on PowerPoint slides
Option 2: create complete PowerPoint presentations for each chapter
Templates for developing logical structures
Consultancy web site, career page
Job application preparation services
Marc G. Baaij is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has previously worked as a management consultant and research manager at The Boston Consulting Group. He is also the Academic Director of the Rotterdam School of Management Executive Master of Science in Management Consultancy programme.
PART ONE: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY PHENOMENON Chapter 1: Defining management consultancy Chapter 2: Origin and development of management consultancy Chapter 3: Reasons, risks and results of management consultancy PART TWO: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY INDUSTRY Chapter 4: Overview of the management consultancy industry landscape Chapter 5: The competitive landscape of the management consultancy industry Chapter 6: Macro-trends and the management consultancy industry PART THREE: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY FIRM Chapter 7: The value chain of the management consultancy firm Chapter 8: Managing the management consultancy firm Chapter 9: People and careers in management consultancy PART FOUR: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY PROJECT Chapter 10: Clients and other stakeholders Chapter 11: Management of a consultancy project Chapter 12: Structured problem diagnosis Chapter 13: Structured solution development Chapter 14: Structured communications Chapter 15: Structured implementation