Strong technical and functional skills are essential, but organizations need leaders who can innovate quickly in a demanding environment. Stand out from the competition.
As a management consultant, you are a change agent, whether you're providing insights for external clients or delivering results within your own organization. To be successful, you must identify challenges, persuasively communicate ideas to solve them and lead teams effectively.
The UB MBA Consulting Group is a pro bono, student-run firm that selects three to four projects to complete each semester for small- to medium-sized businesses or nonprofits.
Management consulting is a secondary concentration and should be taken together with such functional concentrations as finance, marketing, health care, information systems, or operations and supply chain management.
The Management Consulting concentration requires four total courses (12 total credits), MGG 650 and three electives from the courses listed under the electives tab.
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This is a practical, hands-on course that will focus on the concepts, tools, and techniques associated with being a successful consultant and agent of change. The course covers the nuts-and-bolts of the consulting relationship. Students will learn about contracting, managing the relationship, and alternative deliverable formats. Students will also learn about the dynamics of change in organizations and the processes that create and sustain organizational development. Students will engage in the design and execution of a group consulting project in a local organization.
Semesters offered: Spring 2020