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www.imc.co.uk

That is the Institute of Management Consultancy.
Download the booklet by insidecareers (scroll to bottom of home page), I found it rather interesting. It seems to be a fun career path, which also provides a steep learning curve. Oh yeh, it pays well too.
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www.imc.co.uk

That is the Institute of Management Consultancy.
Download the booklet by insidecareers (scroll to bottom of home page), I found it rather interesting. It seems to be a fun career path, which also provides a steep learning curve. Oh yeh, it pays well too.
What exactly do management consultants do?
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What exactly do management consultants do?
Tell other companies how much better than can manage their company if they change xyz, and get paid a ridiculous amount of money for doing so. It's pretty much the dream job
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Just looked at it and read all the speel. What type of degree would be desirable? I know Business Management etc will be, but what about degrees such as; Law, Politics, English, etc?
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Just looked at it and read all the speel. What type of degree would be desirable? I know Business Management etc will be, but what about degrees such as; Law, Politics, English, etc?
Any academic degree will do whether its maths, english, hist, geog, as long as it a first or 2:1 from a good uni.
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management consultants = blood suckers!
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Any academic degree will do whether its maths, english, hist, geog, as long as it a first or 2:1 from a good uni.
Is Aberdeen regarded as a good uni? Would it be best to do an "easier" degree rather than doing law and risking not getting a 2:1?
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My uncle is one and hardly seems to do any work and only goes into the office once a month, gets quite good pay considering he's out in the country. I imagine if your really dedicated and work within major cities you would earn a packet. But unlike alot of high paying jobs it could be pretty fun too , definately an option to consider.
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Is Aberdeen regarded as a good uni? Would it be best to do an "easier" degree rather than doing law and risking not getting a 2:1?
It's a very competitive job, so a 'less academic' subject probably wouldn't cut it. Though you should be studying a subject at uni because you want to and you have a real passion for it. With enough hard work, anyone can get a 2:1 or a first
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Is Aberdeen regarded as a good uni? Would it be best to do an "easier" degree rather than doing law and risking not getting a 2:1?
I would consider Aberdeen a good uni, but I'm not sure what the general veiw of it is. For a degree you'll get the best grade/class by taking a subject you're passionate about, if that's law then that's probably the easiest degree for you. Not sure if that makes much sense but I know what I mean!
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It's a very competitive job, so a 'less academic' subject probably wouldn't cut it. Though you should be studying a subject at uni because you want to and you have a real passion for it. With enough hard work, anyone can get a 2:1 or a first
...beat me to it
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A friend of mine is starting work for Accenture Consulting next month. Pay's nice as is the golden hello.
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A friend of mine is starting work for Accenture Consulting next month. Pay's nice as is the golden hello.
Mind me asking what degree he did and where?
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Most consultants come from maths, econ/finance and engineering backgrounds.
Competition is very tough and they may specify that they want a 2:1 but they almost always choose candidates with 1st class degrees as well as AAB or more at A-level. Oh yeah, maths A-level grade A or B is usually specified.
My cousin works for BCG (Boston Consulting group), he got a 1st from Imperial, he read chemical engineering.
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My dad's a management consultant, and he's a maths grad from ox (1st), but you can go into it with other degrees, people who he works with have got geog and english degrees too.
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Mind me asking what degree he did and where?
Econ and Management, Newcastle.
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(Original post by theECONOMIST)
Most consultants come from maths, econ/finance and engineering backgrounds.
Competition is very tough and they may specify that they want a 2:1 but they almost always choose candidates with 1st class degrees as well as AAB or more at A-level. Oh yeah, maths A-level grade A or B is usually specified.
My cousin works for BCG (Boston Consulting group), he got a 1st from Imperial, he read chemical engineering.
Maths A-Level @ A + 1st class degree REQUIRED for consulting? I find that difficult to believe.
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Maths A-Level @ A + 1st class degree REQUIRED for consulting? I find that difficult to believe.
That's because it's total rubbish.
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Surely you'd need consultants with a mix of backgrounds and knowledge?
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Econ and Management, Newcastle.
Cheers, so he had a related degree and from a good uni too. I presume he got a 2.1 or a 1st?

I doubt Maths A-level is needed although everyone in consultancy that I know of seems to have it, only about 5 people though...
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