Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/244817
Title:
An Undergraduate Consulting Methodology
Author:
Ware, David George
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
As a field, Management Consulting is mostly unknown to students of public universities. This unfortunate circumstance is a product of favoritism of elite, private colleges in the hiring processes of most consulting firms. Regardless of the presence or lack of intention of pursuing management consulting as a career path, undergraduates can benefit from the application of management consulting principles, especially in terms of business problem solving. Undergraduate consulting field projects help to hone analytical skills, apply course material, and serve the community. In order to more easily facilitate undergraduates participating in such projects, this thesis first outlines best practices by top firms in the management consulting industry. It then adapts these best practices to provide a broad methodology for undergraduate use in pursuing consulting projects, as well as a specific methodology for one of the more common undergraduate--‐level consulting tasks: marketing analysis and design. The thesis then applies these methodologies through a case study, a consulting engagement performed by Eller Consulting Club for a local entrepreneur. Finally, the thesis provides guidelines for securing employment in the management consulting industry, focusing on the interview process. True to consulting form, the thesis is presented in a straightforward, easily accessible slide deck.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Management Information Systems
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleAn Undergraduate Consulting Methodologyen_US
dc.creatorWare, David Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWare, David Georgeen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs a field, Management Consulting is mostly unknown to students of public universities. This unfortunate circumstance is a product of favoritism of elite, private colleges in the hiring processes of most consulting firms. Regardless of the presence or lack of intention of pursuing management consulting as a career path, undergraduates can benefit from the application of management consulting principles, especially in terms of business problem solving. Undergraduate consulting field projects help to hone analytical skills, apply course material, and serve the community. In order to more easily facilitate undergraduates participating in such projects, this thesis first outlines best practices by top firms in the management consulting industry. It then adapts these best practices to provide a broad methodology for undergraduate use in pursuing consulting projects, as well as a specific methodology for one of the more common undergraduate--‐level consulting tasks: marketing analysis and design. The thesis then applies these methodologies through a case study, a consulting engagement performed by Eller Consulting Club for a local entrepreneur. Finally, the thesis provides guidelines for securing employment in the management consulting industry, focusing on the interview process. True to consulting form, the thesis is presented in a straightforward, easily accessible slide deck.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.B.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement Information Systemsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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