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What is management consulting?

Management consulting is a professional service industry that provides analysis of business challenges, identifying opportunities for improvement and developing strategies to achieve desired outcomes. Successful management consultants possess strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills. 

Why management consulting at OSU?

The Management Consulting option is designed to strengthen problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills through the use of case studies and discussion groups. This option provides students with hands on, real world experience by conducting a semester long consulting project for an outside business entity.

Career paths

There are many paths management consulting can take. Many are similar to those of other business majors, but with a focus on consulting. Potential jobs include:

Consulting organizations often hire entry level consultants for all types of industries to assist with a variety of projects that may include technology implementations, marketing strategies and human resources restructuring.

93%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers or other professional plans within six months of graduation.



Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, OSU supports students’ professional growth from awareness to knowledge acquisition, practice and ultimately successful implementation.


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