It is a great idea for a business start up in these economically challenging times to sell your own knowledge and expertise as a consultant. An enormous amount of consulting is theoretical and done by wonderfully-intended and knowledgeable people, but their empirical understanding of the complexities of the situation is limited, particularly regarding things that have many moving parts and multiple impact points.
We have helped a diverse range of clients with projects including driving operational improvements in a FTSE 250 manufacturer; implementing change management for an £18bn turnover business; delivering working capital improvements in a top 20 legal firm; and integrating two global businesses into a joint venture.
Most businesses are familiar with the “big four” audit firms: PricewaterhouseCoopers , Deloitte , Ernst & Young , and KPMG These big-name firms are most likely out of a midmarket business’s price range, which will lead midsized companies to work with smaller boutique firms and even individual experts for hire.
Some consultants specialize in business process re-engineering, meaning that they come in and map out your existing processes, analyze opportunities for reducing the number of steps in that process while maintaining quality, and re-engineer your processes in a way that reduces steps and costs.
Our International Master’s in Business Consulting addresses students and professionals who are interested in gaining comprehensive know-how on how to bridge the gap between business and IT. The programme teaches cutting edge management and consulting skills enabling graduates to explore a career in global companies.