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Demand for qualified management consultants continues to rise asnew positions open up every year. With tens of thousands ofapplicants vying for these coveted slots, however, the competitionfor them is fierce. Added to that, the preferred method ofcandidate selection, the case interview, is an excruciatingchallenge for even the most qualified applicants. If you want toprevail in this grueling contest, you must be very wellprepared.

Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry, SecondEdition guides you carefully through every phase of the managementconsulting job search process and gives you a leg up on thecompetition every step of the way. It provides an objective pictureof the industry as a whole, shows you how to grab the attention ofconsulting firms that are virtually buried in resumes, and helpsyou navigate abstract and complex case interviews withconfidence.

More than 100 sample case questions prepare you to think on yourfeet during the case interview, and outlines of the 15 most commoncase frameworks help you shape your answers to fit the topic.You'll even find a directory of 100 consulting firms to help youstart your job search. Plus, contributions from leading consultantsfrom various sectors of the industry give you a feel for thebusiness and help you discover how you can fit into it.

This new edition features a revealing profile of the e-businesssegment of the consulting industry as well as considerableinformation on consulting to start-ups, incubators, and othernew-economy enterprises. All salary information is completelyupdated, as are statistics on the industry and discussions of keytrends affecting the management and recruiting practices ofconsulting firms. You'll also discover how to negotiate among youroffers for the most attractive package.

Whether you're a recent business graduate/MBA or an accomplishedprofessional seeking a career change, you need all the help you canget to break into consulting. With Management Consulting on yourside, you'll develop the background knowledge, interview skills,and absolute confidence you need to take the consulting industry bystorm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471444015
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/25/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

SUGATA BISWAS has been a management consultant with some of theleading consulting firms in private, public, and nonprofit sectorsincluding Accenture, IBM Global Services/The Wilkerson Group, RANDCorporation, and Viant. Mr. Biswas graduated from the University ofChicago with honors in economics and holds an MBA from the YaleSchool of Management.
DARYL TWITCHELL was a management consultant with the internationalstrategy consulting firm Mercer Management Consulting/CDI, and wasa director in the Strategic Planning Group of American Express. Heheld senior management positions at American Express in strategicinvestments and new business development, and worked in venturecapital as a director at FrontLine Capital Group. Mr. Twitchellgraduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Brown Universitywith a degree in international relations and history, and holds anMBA from the Yale School of Management.

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Table of Contents


The Management Consulting Industry.

The Consultant's Work and Lifestyle.

The Emergence of E-Consulting.

Perspectives on Consulting.

Planning Your Consulting Career.

Mastering the Case Interview.

Negotiating Your Offer.


Appendix I: Fifteen Essential Frameworks.

Appendix II: One Hundred Case Questions and Ten SampleAnswers.

Appendix III: Directory of One Hundred Consulting Firms.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    Excellent Book

    Excellent as a textbook. I use it to teach a university-level management consulting class. Many of the relevant topics covered provide a very good basis for in-class discussion. It is well written and insightful, presenting an accurate portrayal of what it is to be a management consultant. I especially like the sections scripted by industry veterans. I recommend this book to anyone interested in or considering a career in management consulting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2001


    I wholeheartedly recommend this book if you want to join a consulting firm. It is comprehensive and well written - you'll learn about the many types of consulting, the day to day life of professionals, what works and what doesn't in case interviews, and techniques to nail your cases. There's even a robust guide to 15 essential frameworks, and a practice guide with 100 case questions (10 of which have answers). You'll stand out from the crowd if you read this book.

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