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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.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Management Consulting Overview

Lesson 2: Developing a Client Business Strategy for the Consultant

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

Lesson 4: Intervention Activities

Lesson 5: Project Management

Lesson 6: Quality and Quality Management

Lesson 7: Audits

Lesson 8: Change Management

Lesson 9: Process Improvement

Lesson 10: Standards Compliance

Lesson 11: Organizational Development

Lesson 12: Business and Management Coaching

Course Materials

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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.
  • Know audit procedures.
  • Identify change management processes.
  • Describe steps involved for process improvement.
  • Determine standards compliance.
  • Know organizational development, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Exam 150
Exam 250
Exam 350
Exam 450
Exam 550
Exam 650
Exam 750
Exam 850
Exam 950
Exam 1050
Exam 1150
Exam 1250
The Final Exam350
Total Points:950

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