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- Other common doctoral occupations
- Management consultant
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.8% of doctoral graduates, or 110 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as management consultants six months after graduation.
Management consultants are classified in the ‘other common doctoral occupations' cluster of doctoral employment.
Management consultants are involved in providing objective advice, expertise and specialist skills with the aim of creating value, maximising growth or improving the business performance of their clients.
They are primarily concerned with the strategy, structure, management and operations of an organisation. Consultants can assist by identifying options including recommendations, providing additional resources and/or the implementation of solutions.
Consultants operate across a wide variety of services such as business strategy, marketing, financial and management controls, human resources, information technology, e-business and operations, and supply-chain management.
As with the type of work, the range of consultancy firms also varies from the larger firms that offer end-to-end solutions to smaller or niche firms that offer specialist expertise, skills and industry knowledge.