Management Consultant Kaitohutohu Whakahaere

Management consultants work with organisations to solve problems and recommend improvements to strengthen business performance.

Management consultants may become members of the Institute of Management Consultants New Zealand (IMCNZ) and apply for a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) certification, which is recognised internationally.

IMCNZ offer mentoring and training to young, aspiring management consultants. 

Management consultants may do some or all of the following:

  • meet with clients and do research to understand an organisation
  • discuss the problems or issues an organisation is facing
  • research solutions and improvements that can be made
  • prepare business reports, proposals and presentations
  • provide clients with solutions and strategies to reach those solutions.

Management consultants who are self-employed also need to develop, market and run their business.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for management consultants includes:

  • a senior role in a specific field such as law
  • work in an organisation that does consulting
  • management experience
  • experience in human resources, law or marketing.

Personal Qualities

Management consultants need to be:

  • analytical, with problem-solving skills
  • motivated
  • resilient and able to cope with stress
  • excellent communicators
  • skilled in managing relationships
  • methodical and organised
  • able to work well alone and in a team.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for management consultants includes:

  • a senior role in a specific field such as law
  • work in an organisation that does consulting
  • management experience
  • experience in human resources, law or marketing.

Subject Recommendations

A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training. Useful subjects include English, maths, accounting and business studies.

Management Consultants can earn around $50K-$100K per year per year.

Management consultants working for large consulting businesses may progress into managerial or partnership positions. Some may start their own business. 

Management Consultant

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