Online Class: Management Consultant 101

This course on management consulting covers a wide variety of topics that include an overview of the field, how to build a client strategy, how to help organizations with process improvements, and how to pick and conduct interventions that can help organizations better achieve their goals and objectives.

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Course Description

This course on management consulting covers a wide variety of topics that include an overview of the field, how to build a client strategy, how to help organizations with process improvements, and how to pick and conduct interventions that can help organizations better achieve their goals and objectives.

The course also includes sections on how to information and assessment areas. These include project management, quality, audits, change management, process improvements, standards compliance, organizational development, and business and executive coaching.

These are all topics important to the field of management consulting. The information can be valuable to virtually any organization – private, public, for profit, non-profit, and governmental. The information can also be helpful to a consultant who works for a firm or is an independent, functions as an auditor, works as a coach, helps government groups, or works directly for a company as an internal consultant either formally or informally.

As you move through the course you will not only see assessment areas where consultant can help you will also see actionable areas such as industrial engineering, industrial psychology, management by objective, operations management, organizational psychology, process management, project management, and strategic management. We will also cover tools such as SWOT analysis that covers strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats both for an organization and for an individual.

Anyone interested in the field should benefit from the material covered. This includes what the demand is for the service, what the service includes, requirements for the service, helping groups achieve and be more competitive, interventions to improve performance, how to run better meetings to make groups more productive, change management and emerging technology, standards including ISO and other standards, benchmarking, certifications, financial audits, process audits, internal and external auditing, consultant auditing, and other auditing activities.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(435 votes)

Lesson 1: Management Consulting Overview

A consultant can analyze problems in an organization and help develop plans for improvement. Additional lesson topics: What are Management Consultants Part 1; Consulting Fees: A Guide For Independent Consultants Consultant Journal Guides Volume 1 ; The Consultant's Toolkit: High-Impact Questionnaires, Activities and How-to Guides for Diagnosing and Solving Client Problems; What the heck does a consultant DO, exactly? 52 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Motives for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Developing a Client Business Strategy for the Consultant

A consultant must look at where client need is and adapt to it, providing the service to meet the need. Additional lesson topics: 6 reasons why Companies spend $2 million to hire Management Consultants; What Is Organizational Psychology?; Management Consulting Business Plan 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Identify Improvements, Develop a Philosophy, and Be Competitive

This is the section on identifying improvements and strengths. In addition to this topic and how the consultant can help, we also will look at developing an organizational philosophy going forward and how clients can be competitive. Additional lesson topics: Examples of Corporate Philosophy; Personal SWOT Analysis Example; Several Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Win Clients; Analyzing Your Business's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats; How to Create a Company Philosophy 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Intervention Activities

This section is on intervention activities and how management consultants can help. Additional lesson topics: Management for All Posts; Several Steps to High Performance Coaching Skills 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Project Management

In this section, we will cover some of the basics of project management and how the management consultant can help an organization. Additional lesson topics: 6 Powerful Task Management Tips For Time-Efficient Project Managers; Several best practices for successful project management; What is project management?; Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Quality and Quality Management

Quality management can help an organization to create and deliver a product or service that has consistently good quality. Additional lesson topics: How An ISO 9001 Management Review Should Look 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7 - Assessment Area and "How-To" Guide: Audits

A quality audit involves a process of looking at a quality system. An internal or external auditor or team can conduct such an audit. Additional lesson topics: Quality Audit Preparation; Quality Assurance Audit 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Change Management

Let’s first look at a definition of change management that a consultant could use when working with a client. Additional lesson topics: 10 Principles of Change Management; What Is Change Management; What is change management? 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Process Improvement

Process improvement continues to be an important area for improvement organizations. Additional lesson topics: Five Tools for Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma; Process Improvement: Six Sigma and Kaizen Methodologies 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Standards Compliance

Consultants can help an organization prepare for an audit that shows an organization is certified as meeting ISO requirements. Additional lesson topics: Standards 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Organizational Development

Consultants can advise and provide information on how development within an organization is ongoing. Additional lesson topics: Human Resources Organizational Development Consultant, Career Video from; What Is Organizational Development? 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Business and Management Coaching

In general, business and management coaching (also called "corporate coaching" or "leadership coaching") refers to a consultant working with a person to achieve a professional goal. Additional lesson topics: Career Advice; What is the difference between business consulting and management consulting? 400 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Exam 12
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what a Management Consultant is and what to expect from management consulting as a career.
  • Develop a client business strategy.
  • Identify improvements, develop a philosophy, and be competitive.
  • Define intervention activities.
  • Describe project management.
  • Recognize quality and quality management.
  • Summarize audit procedures.
  • Identify change management processes.
  • Describe steps involved for process improvement.
  • Determine standards compliance.
  • Summarize organizational development.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Management Consultant 101
Course Number: 9770478
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (435 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Last Updated: August 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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