Business Analysis Fundamentals for Management Consultants
What you'll learn
- Kill any discussion with solid data analysis
- Do any business analysis 10x faster than your colleagues
- Structure complex problems and solve them in Excel
- Perform any business analysis in a very effective manner
- Understand the main challenges in analyzing different aspects in sales, marketing and operations
- Build business models for e-commerce, service companies and B2C services
- You will get ready made examples of complex analyses from top-notch consulting companies
- Learn top techniques and frameworks used in management consulting
- Basic knowledge of economics
- Basic or intermediate Excel
What is the aim of this course?
This course will help you drastically improve your knowledge and skills in business analysis through a series of practical cases. It is designed for people who want to become business analysts or management consultants, work in management consulting or do a lot of business analyses at their work. It is based on my 14 years of experience as a consultant in top consulting companies and as a Board Member responsible for strategy, improvement, and turn-arounds in the biggest companies from FMCG, SMG, B2B sector that I worked for. On the basis of what you will find in this course, I have trained over 100 business analysts and management consultants who now are Investment Directors, Senior Analyst, Directors in Consulting Companies, Board Members, etc. On top of that my courses on Udemy were already taken by more than 124 000 students.
I teach through cases so most of the lectures will be a case study showing some business problems solved in Excel. I will also show you the main techniques used by Management Consultants to properly structure the business analysis. To most lectures, you will find attached (in additional resources) the Excel shown in the Lecture, so as a part of this course you will also get a library of ready-made analyses that can, with certain modifications, be applied by you in your work.
Why have I decided to create this course?
The companies I have worked with so far as a Board Member (I am usually, Chief Restructuring Officer VP responsible for Strategy and Development) still have a huge problem with proper analyzing intermediate and advanced issues – they are usually preoccupied with current activities and have close to no time for analysis and strategic decision. Moreover, they do not know how to approach many subjects from the analytical point of view to make sure that they are making the right decision. Therefore, quite often they hire consultants who in turn lack the practical knowledge and experience. This course is my small contribution to improving both consulting as well operational and strategic analyses in FMC, SMCG, B2B companies including also online models like e-commerce, SaaS, marketplaces.
In what way will you benefit from this course?
The course is a practical, step-by-step guide loaded with tones of analyses, tricks, hints that will significantly improve the speed with which you do the analyses as well as the quality of the conclusions coming out of available in your company data. There is little theory – mainly examples, a lot of tips from my own experience as well as other notable examples worth mentioning. Our intention is that thanks to the course you will know:
How to structure business analysis so you get the right results fast?
How to analyze different aspects of sales, marketing, operations?
How to draw conclusions from those analyses – both for current operations as well as strategic ones?
How to be efficient in your work as a business analyst or management consultant?
How to build Excels and PowerPoints so that it is understandable for you and your team, even after some time?
You can also ask me any question either through the discussion mode or by messaging me directly.
How the course is organized? The course is divided currently into the following sections:
Introduction. We begin with a little intro into the course as well as some general info on the role of business analyst – what skills, education, knowledge is required from you and what are the available career paths for you
How to create a top-notch business analysis in 8 steps. In this section, I will show you how to structure a business analysis so you get the results you want fast.
Ceramic tiles market estimation - example of business analysis. In section 3 I will again show slowly 1 example of business analysis from beginning till the end
Improving the results of a cinema - example of business analysis - example of business analysis. In section 3 I will again show slowly 1 example of business analysis from beginning till the end
Tools. In the second section, we briefly go through the main tools and concepts for business analysts. We devote some time to the most popular ones: Excel and PowerPoint
Sales & Marketing. Analyzing the market, sales activities, and efficiency, the potential for expansion are some of the most typical tasks set for business analysts. Here I provide you with plenty of practical real-life examples of problems and solutions
Business modeling - example of analyses. On some occasions, you analyze the whole business to see what is the logic behind it. Here we show how to do for some of the business models
Operations. Quite often the business performance depends on Operational Excellence. In this section, we will show you examples of analysis from logistics, production, production planning, and other supply chain issues.
Cases for training analytical skills - Market Estimation. This section will help you train your analytical skills using the market estimation cases
Cases for training analytical skills - Sales and Marketing. This section will help you train your analytical skills using the sales and marketing cases
Cases for training analytical skills - Strategy. This section will help you train your analytical skills using strategic cases
Cases for training analytical skills - Operations. This section will help you train your analytical skills using operational cases
We will be adding new sections in the coming months
You will be able also to download many additional resources
Excels with analyses shown in the course
Presentation of slides show in the course
Links to additional presentations and movies
Links to books worth reading
Who this course is for:
- Management Consultants
- Business Analysts
- Small and medium business owners
- Investment Directors
Expert in performance improvement, scaling businesses, and turning-around companies with significant experience both in management as well as in supervision of medium size companies (EUR 20 – 500 million) and startups. I have trained in person over 100 consultants, business analysts, and managers who now are Investment Directors, CEO, Partners in PE and VC funds, Sales and Marketing Directors, Operational Directors, COO, Directors in Consulting Companies, Supply Chain Directors, Board Members, etc.
Functional experience: performance improvement, strategy development, startups, intrapreneurship, post-merger integration and cost reduction, due diligence, turn-arounds, PMO;
Industry experience: SMCG (domestic appliances, furniture, ceramic tiles), FMCG (cosmetics, juice, meat), retail (electronics, convenience shops, pharmaceuticals, DIY, vending, fashion, toys), B2B (aluminum system, plywood, alcohol, reagents, loading systems), services (MRO, consulting, outsourcing), foodtech, marketplaces
Countries: Poland, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine