Learn Management Consulting

Your comprehensive guide to getting started and getting ahead in consulting.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
    Other: 0 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

This course is all about management consulting.

Whether you are a business student considering a career with a major consulting firm, a professional considering freelance consulting work, or simply someone interested in management, business analysis, and how organisations can run better, this course is for you.

The course covers basics of business analysis, management, leadership, and corporate strategy, as well as more specialised aspects of consulting, including behavioural economics and complexity management. You can begin at the beginning, or dive in wherever suits you best.

Later sections of the course feature content on getting started as a freelance management consultant, growing a profitable consulting practice, and how to successfully apply to work at an existing management consulting firm.

The course is regularly updated with new content, making this a real lifetime investment into your education and career. Ready to begin? Let's get started!

What are the requirements?

  • A good grasp of Maths, and written and spoken English, is required. Having business experience will be helpful to you, but not essential.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To provide you with the tools and information you need to begin work as a management consultant.
  • To highlight the different areas of specialism within management consulting.
  • To provide you with practical steps to begin work as a freelancing consultant, or to being applying for a role within a firm.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for business students, MBA students, and other graduates considering a career in management consulting.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: First things first
Why become a management consultant?
Basics of business analysis

To understand any business, you have to understand strategy. In this lecture we cover essentials of business strategy.


To add value to your clients, you need to have a good working understanding of accounting, which we cover in this lecture.


This lecture covers essentials of how organisations raise and structure finance.


To understand business, you need to understand some economics, as businesses have to relate to the wider economic context in which they exist. This lecture gives key economics building blocks.


This lecture covers key marketing principles.


Although business law will vary from country to country, this lecture covers some common terms and principles.

Section 2: Advanced principles

An overview of operations management, and ways in which consultants can add value to processes.


One of the most rewarding fields of consulting is the study of how organisations function, and how this functioning is affected by different structures and cultures.


As a consultant, one of the commonest ways in which you are enlisted to serve a client is through high-quality research and analysis. This lecture covers key principles of quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.


Ethics and CSR, expanding fields within consulting, are concerned with helping businesses do the right thing and manage conflicting interests.

Advanced corporate strategy: non-linear strategy (1)
Advanced corporate strategy: non-linear strategy (2)
Advanced corporate strategy: chaordic leadership (1)
Advanced corporate strategy: chaordic leadership (2)

Management consultants need to have a good working understanding of entrepreneurship, and how entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial attitudes drive value creation.


Consultants need to be fluent in a number of different approaches to management. Different perspectives will suit different business models and each have different strengths and weaknesses. This lecture covers common management theories.

Section 3: Careers in consulting
Launching a management consulting practice

It can be overwhelming to start work as a consultant when there are so many useful things you could focus on. This lecture covers the most strategic way to spend your first 60 minutes.


Key principles for growing your professional network effectively, both online and offline. Includes key actions for making the most of LinkedIn.


It's essential for consultants in the 21st century to be familiar with how organisations can functional optimally in highly complex environments. This lecture gives an overview of essential terms and concepts, including agile organisations, complexity, chaos, chaordic system, distributed networks, and holocracies.

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Instructor Biography

Best Thought Ltd., Management consultants

A UK-based management consultancy, Best Thought Ltd., is uniquely positioned to teach a diverse methodology drawn from chaos theory, non-linear strategy, behavioural economics, productivity, organisational leadership, ethics, jazz improvisation (one of our consultants holds the ALCM diploma in jazz piano) and best-practice management. We have a passion for helping organisations become twice as simple and twice as smart.

We bring a tri-sector perspective to the table, having worked within charitable, public, and private sectors in the past (including leading a team of researchers, engineers, and designers to produce a neurosurgical device prototype). The Best Thought team will give you experienced coaching and engaging teaching. Let's get started!

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