Consulting is one of the most competitive job functions in business. The analytical skills required are extensive and candidates must also posses strong communication skills to compete in this industry.

Consulting Resources

  • Case Interviewing
  • Mergent Intellect: Get industry information and find links to consulting companies. Access Mergent Intellect through the UB Libraries on CRC Job Market and Research Tools page
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Read about the nature of the work, employment information, working conditions and more.
  • Technical Consulting and Staffing Firms: Assessing Their Value [PDF]
  • Top 50 Consulting Firms: Identify the top firms in the industry using Vault (Log in through BizLink).
  • Vault: Contains comprehensive information by industry and company. This includes more than 100 career and industry guidebooks, 1700 Day In the Life articles, 5000 employer profiles and much more. Log in to BizLink and access the Vault link under the shortcuts on the home page. This site is only available to current UB School of Management students.

Professional Associations

Case Interviewing

Case interviewing is the main method for selection used by recruiters in consulting. Case interviews allow recruiters to see how you think and solve complex problems. The focus is more about the thought process you use to answer the question rather than the correctness of the answer.

Top 10 Consulting Firms


To learn more about the Consulting area and courses included within the concentration or program, please refer to the academic curriculum.