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Consulting refers to a broad category of services that offer expert analysis of, and recommendations for solving, a range of business problems, such as strategic positioning in the marketplace, improved operational efficiency, technology enhancement, staff restructuring, or mission/vision redefinition.  Consultants are external agents to the businesses that hire them, but they work extensively at client sites.  Some provide outsourcing services—they manage a portion of a business for a client (for a fee).  Most roles demand significant research, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and communication skills.

Related Majors at MSU

College of Arts & Letters: Humanities Pre-Law, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Global Studies in Arts & Humanities, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Japanese, Linguistics, Professional Writing, Russian, Spanish

College of Business: Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain

College of Communication Arts & Sciences: Telecommunication Information Studies and Media Information and Communication Technology for Development

College of EngineeringApplied Engineering Science (All Majors)

James Madison CollegeComparative Cultures and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Consitutional Democracy, Social Relations and Policy

College of Social Science: Economics, Global and International Studies, Political Science

Students from a broad range of majors (from colleges such as Arts & Letters) often develop key skills through coursework and experience that prepares them for careers in this field.

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Sample of employers who often recruit MSU students for internships and full-time positions

  • 3M
  • Accenture
  • Black & Veatch
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Deloitte
  • Denison Consulting LLP
  • Detroit Business Consulting
  • Ernst and Young
  • Gallup
  • Health Management Associates
  • IBM
  • McKinsey and Company
  • Michigan Governmental Strategy Consultants
  • Plante Moran
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Public Sector Consultants
  • Wipro


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