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    So basically what the title says, do you need to very numerical to go into a consulting grad job? I want to go into consulting, It's not that I'm really weak with numbers, maths just isn't a subject that ever interested me and hence I never took it on to A-Level. Any advice from people currently employed in this area?
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    what type of consultancy?
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    For strategy then it's often inferred that you'll need to be fairly proficient, for example IBM strategy require you to have A level maths and I'd assume the case studies given by MBB etc in tier 1 will require decent mathematical understanding.

    On the other hand, you only need basic maths for other areas of consulting with e.g big 4, accenture and so on
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    In strategy, 9 out of 10 projects are grounded in quantitative analysis. We don't explicitly filter for having e.g. A-level Maths, but every case study at interview will have a numerical element.
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    (Original post by dude55)
    So basically what the title says, do you need to very numerical to go into a consulting grad job? I want to go into consulting, It's not that I'm really weak with numbers, maths just isn't a subject that ever interested me and hence I never took it on to A-Level. Any advice from people currently employed in this area?
    It depends what form ofconsultancy you'd like to enter. Whilst I'm not disagreeing with the other posters you certainly don't need to have a numerate degree to be a consultant. (When i say numerate I mean Maths, Physics, Economics etc.)

    I got a business degree and was offered 2x consultancy posts on graduation for large consultancy groups and was similar to yourself in that I was pretty good at Maths at school but didn't do A-Level.

    Don't be put off - the main requirements in consultancy are intellect, analysis and most importantly an ability to communicate, present and influence. There may be certain projects or roles that require especially numerate people, but you don't need to be a Maths geek to succeed in getting a consulting role by any means.

    (It is worth adding that I do not work in consulting, but work in Banking, with consultants).
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    There may be certain projects or roles that require especially numerate people, but you don't need to be a Maths geek to succeed in getting a consulting role by any means.
    I would agree with this.

    PA is speaking from good experience but I'd argue his firm's sector-specialism skews towards the quantitative side of things.

    I would also say that once you progress higher in the firm, it's your ability to get along with clients that will get you further than being a maths whizz.

    You need to be sharp and have a good head for numbers, but you certainly don't need to be a quant genius.
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    (Original post by PorcineAviation)
    In strategy, 9 out of 10 projects are grounded in quantitative analysis. We don't explicitly filter for having e.g. A-level Maths, but every case study at interview will have a numerical element.
    I would completely agree with this - but bear in mind that my place is one of the "more analytical" consultancies. Apparently.
 
 
 
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