Brigham Young University
WHAT IS MANAGEMENT CONSULTING?
Management consultants are elite problem-solvers, hired by companies to address complex business challenges. These consultants use a combination of structured thinking, analytical skills, and communication abilities to assist C-Suite executives in making critical, high-impact decisions for their businesses. Because there are problems to be solved across all industries, a management consultant could move from working on a project in healthcare to a project in energy, private equity, restaurants, education or even social impact work.
Due to such early exposure to critical problems across various industries, management consultants are often referred to as "CEOs in training." Their experience facilitates a natural transition into the top business schools around the world and upper management positions in any field.
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Management consulting firms have selective recruiting processes in an effort to find talent from all academic disciplines. As such, undergraduate hires often include graduates from Ivy League schools and high-performing students from other universities. The interview process for management consulting includes case interviews. In a case interview, the interviewer tests the candidate's problem-solving skills by asking them to work through a relevant business situation.
Do you need to study business in college to be successful in management consulting? Absolutely not. Management consulting firms intentionally seek out candidates from diverse backgrounds to bring different perspectives to their teams. From BYU alone, consulting firms have hired students studying Political Science, Genetics and Biotechnology, Economics, Chemical Engineering, Sociology, Mathematics, and Teaching Social Sciences (to name a few).
The interview process may seem daunting but, with time and effort, you can acquire the skills necessary to become an eligible candidate. So what do you need to do to catch the eye of these consulting firms and prepare for the case interview process? That's where the Management Consulting Club (MCC) comes in.
HOW DOES THE MCA HELP?
The MCA is run by BYU students who have gone through the interview process and landed offers at the top consulting firms. These students have dedicated time to help association members do the same.
MCA meetings will include trainings on interview best-practices, networking etiquette, and resume reviews.
The MCA coordinates info sessions and Consulting Night in which consultants from the top firms come to campus to meet MCA members.
As a member of the MCA, you'll be surrounded by high-potential students from all stages of the preparation process who will become your practice partners and close friends.
CASE PREPARATION MATERIALS
Once a member of the MCA, you will have access to the MCA Guide (prepared specifically for newcomers to consulting), case prep books, and other materials for more advanced association members.
DALLAS NETWORKING TRIP
The MCA coordinates a trip every April to visit each of the top consulting firms in the Dallas area. This is an incredible opportunity to establish a personal connection with consultants and get on their radar before the summer begins.
HOW DO I JOIN THE MCA?
Follow this link to go to the Marriott School Club Directory. Scroll down to the Management Consulting Association and register.
Send us an email at with a short intro (where you're from, your major, etc.) and attach your resume so we know a little about you. We're excited to meet you!
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CASE INTERVIEW PROCESS
Upon joining the association, you'll receive an email that will provide you with the login information to access the member resources. Start reading the MCA Guide in the beginner section to get a general idea of how case interviews work.
ATTEND ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Association meetings are an opportunity for us to meet you personally and for you to meet other students who are going through the same process. Meetings are generally every Tuesday at 7:30PM in the Tanner, but we'll send out an email a few days prior to give you the official time and place each week.
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Management consultants are elite problem-solvers, hired by companies to address complex business challenges. These consultants use a combination of structured thinking, analytical skills, and communication abilities to assist C-Suite executives in making critical, high-impact decisions for their businesses. Because there are problems to be solved across all industries, a management consultant could move from working on a project in healthcare to a project in energy, private equity, restaurants, education, or even social impact.