Management Consultant 101


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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 13
    Exams &
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  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
  • 45
    Students
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Course Description

This course on management consulting covers a wide variety of topics that include an overview of the field, how to build a client strategy, how to help organizations with process improvements, and how to pick and conduct interventions that can help organizations better achieve their goals and objectives.

The course also includes sections on how to information and assessment areas. These include project management, quality, audits, change management, process improvements, standards compliance, organizational development, and business and executive coaching.

These are all topics important to the field of management consulting. The information can be valuable to virtually any organization – private, public, for profit, non-profit, and governmental. The information can also be helpful to a consultant who works for a firm or is an independent, functions as an auditor, works as a coach, helps government groups, or works directly for a company as an internal consultant either formally or informally.

As you move through the course you will not only see assessment areas where consultant can help you will also see actionable areas such as industrial engineering, industrial psychology, management by objective, operations management, organizational psychology, process management, project management, and strategic management. We will also cover tools such as SWOT analysis that covers strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats both for an organization and for an individual.

Anyone interested in the field should benefit from the material covered. This includes what the demand is for the service, what the service includes, requirements for the service, helping groups achieve and be more competitive, interventions to improve performance, how to run better meetings to make groups more productive, change management and emerging technology, standards including ISO and other standards, benchmarking, certifications, financial audits, process audits, internal and external auditing, consultant auditing, and other auditing activities.

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Lesson 1: Management Consulting Overview

A consultant can analyze problems in an organization and help develop plans for improvement. 50 Total Points
  • Review Video: What the heck does a consultant DO, exactly? - Management Consulting 101
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Developing a Client Business Strategy for the Consultant

A consultant must look at where client need is and adapt to it, providing the service to meet the need. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Management Consulting Business Plan; What Is Organizational Psychology?; 6 reasons why Companies spend $2 million to hire Management Consultants; How to Grow a Consulting Specialty
  • Review Video: Building a Solid Business Strategy
  • Complete: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Identify Improvements, Develop a Philosophy, and Be Competitive

This is the section on identifying improvements and strengths. In addition to this topic and how the consultant can help, we also will look at developing an organizational philosophy going forward and how clients can be competitive. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Analyzing Your Business's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats; How to Create a Company Philosophy; Examples of Corporate Philosophy; 14 Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Win Clients
  • Review Video: Personal SWOT Analysis Example - Identifying Your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
  • Complete: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Intervention Activities

This section is on intervention activities and how management consultants can help. 50 Total Points
  • Review Article: Management for All Posts
  • Review Video: 5 Steps To High Performance Coaching Skills
  • Complete: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Project Management

In this section, we will cover some of the basics of project management and how the management consultant can help an organization. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: What is project management?; A Simple Example of Project Management; 10 best practices for successful project management; Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling
  • Review Video: 6 Powerful Task Management Tips For Time-Efficient Project Managers
  • Complete: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Quality and Quality Management

Quality management can help an organization to create and deliver a product or service that has consistently good quality. 50 Total Points
  • Review 3 Videos: What is Quality Management | Project Quality Management | PMP® Video Tutorials; What is Project Quality Management? Process, Tools and Techniques | AIMS Lecture; How An ISO 9001 Management Review Should Look
  • Complete: Exam 6

Lesson 7 - Assessment Area and "How-To" Guide: Audits

A quality audit involves a process of looking at a quality system. An internal or external auditor or team can conduct such an audit. 50 Total Points
  • Review Article: What Is Auditing?
  • Review Video: Quality Audit Preparation
  • Complete: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Change Management

Let?s first look at a definition of change management that a consultant could use when working with a client. 50 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: What is change management?; 10 Principles of Change Management
  • Review Video: What Is Change Management
  • Complete: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Process Improvement

Process improvement continues to be an important area for improvement organizations. 50 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Handbook for Basic Process Improvement; Five Tools for Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma; Process Improvement ? People
  • Review Video: Process Improvement: Six Sigma and Kaizen Methodologies
  • Complete: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Standards Compliance

Consultants can help an organization prepare for an audit that shows an organization is certified as meeting ISO requirements. 50 Total Points
  • Review Article: Standards
  • Review Video: Why Have an ISO Standard | ISO Standards
  • Complete: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Organizational Development

Consultants can advise and provide information on how development within an organization is ongoing. 50 Total Points
  • Review Article: What Is Organizational Development? - Executing Organizational Change
  • Review Video: Human Resources Organizational Development Consultant, Career Video from drkit.org
  • Complete: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Business and Management Coaching

In general, business and management coaching (also called "corporate coaching" or "leadership coaching") refers to a consultant working with a person to achieve a professional goal. 400 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: What is the difference between business consulting and management consulting?; Why Management Consultants Make So Much - Business Insider
  • Review Video: Career Advice - Business and Management Consulting
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Complete: Exam 12
  • Complete: The Final Exam
950
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what a Management Consultant is and what to expect from management consulting as a career.
  • Develop a client business strategy.
  • Identify improvements, develop a philosophy, and be competitive.
  • Define intervention activities.
  • Describe project management.
  • Recognize quality and quality management.
  • Summarize audit procedures.
  • Identify change management processes.
  • Describe steps involved for process improvement.
  • Determine standards compliance.
  • Summarize organizational development, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Management Consultant 101
Course Number: 9770478
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Metodija Stojanovski
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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