Online Class: Management Consultant 101

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.

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Course Description

Mastering Management Consulting: A Holistic Blueprint to Excellence

Venturing into the dynamic world of management consulting? Or perhaps seeking to fortify your existing knowledge? Dive into this meticulously curated course that encapsulates the very essence of management consulting, providing an all-encompassing perspective on the multifaceted facets of this profession.

From the fundamental overview of the consulting landscape to the intricate nuances of crafting potent client strategies, this course transcends the conventional. It doesn’t just stop at outlining processes; it propels you into the realm of intervention, guiding you on tailoring transformative solutions that empower organizations to soar beyond their goals.

Course Highlights:

  • 360° Overview: Grasp the expansive realm of management consulting, exploring its impact across various sectors—be it a thriving private entity, a purpose-driven non-profit, or a government organization.

  • In-depth Assessments: Navigate comprehensive sections on crucial assessments, encompassing project management, change dynamics, quality audits, and more, ensuring you're armed with a thorough diagnostic toolkit.

  • Actionable Insights: Uncover practical arenas like industrial engineering, operations management, and strategic planning. Enhance your repertoire with tools such as the SWOT analysis, ensuring a multi-dimensional approach to problem-solving.

  • Bridging Theory and Practice: Dive deep into real-world applications, exploring how concepts like management by objective or organizational psychology translate into tangible results.

  • Auditing Acumen: Become proficient in diverse auditing practices, from financial audits to consultant-specific evaluations. Recognize the importance of international standards, like ISO, in shaping quality benchmarks.

  • Beyond the Basics: Embrace evolving paradigms such as emerging technologies and their implications, driving change management with finesse, and leveraging certifications to bolster credibility.

This course isn’t merely an informational repository—it’s a transformative journey. Whether you're an aspiring consultant, an in-house expert, a coach, or an auditor, this course promises to elevate your perspective, skills, and methodologies. Be part of a journey that doesn’t just teach but inspires, equipping you with the acumen to shape organizations, drive innovation, and make an indelible mark in the world of management consulting. Dive in and redefine excellence!

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(445 votes)

Lesson 1: Management Consulting Overview

A consultant can analyze problems in an organization and help develop plans for improvement. Additional lesson topics: What the heck does a consultant DO, exactly?; Consulting Fees: A Guide For Independent Consultants Consultant Journal Guides Volume 1 ; What are Management Consultants Part 1; The Consultant's Toolkit: High-Impact Questionnaires, Activities and How-to Guides for Diagnosing and Solving Client Problems 52 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Motives for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: 6 reasons why Companies spend $2 million to hire Management Consultants; What Is Organizational Psychology?; Management Consulting Business Plan 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Analyzing Your Business's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats; How to Create a Company Philosophy; Several Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Win Clients; Personal SWOT Analysis Example; Examples of Corporate Philosophy 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Intervention Activities

This section is on intervention activities and how management consultants can help. Additional lesson topics: Management for All Posts; Several Steps to High Performance Coaching Skills 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: What is project management?; Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling; Several Powerful Task Management Tips For Time-Efficient Project Managers; Several best practices for successful project management 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: How An ISO 9001 Management Review Should Look 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Quality Audit Preparation; Quality Assurance Audit 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: What is change management?; Several Principles of Change Management; What Is Change Management 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Process Improvement

Process improvement continues to be an important area for improvement organizations. Additional lesson topics: Five Tools for Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma; Process Improvement: Six Sigma and Kaizen Methodologies 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Standards 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Organizational Development

Consultants can advise and provide information on how development within an organization is ongoing. Additional lesson topics: Human Resources Organizational Development Consultant, Career Video from; What Is Organizational Development? 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Career Advice; What is the difference between business consulting and management consulting? 400 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Exam 12
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Management Consultant 101
Course Number: 9770478
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (445 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: January 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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