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Do you need an MBA to be a management consultant?

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Do you need an MBA to be a management consultant?

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Management consultants typically need a bachelor's degree and several years of work experience in a field related to the one they are consulting in.

Entry level management consultants typically need a bachelor's degree, but some employers prefer applicants who have an MBA, and those with professional certifications may have an advantage in finding employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that management consultants who have graduate degrees, certifications, special expertise, fluency in foreign languages, and/or a talent for sales and public relations will have the best employment prospects among management consultants between 2019 and 2029. The BLS predicts that there will be a demand for management consultants in healthcare and information technology between 2019 and 2029. Smaller firms which specialize in industries or business functions, and government employment of management consultants will experience strong growth.

For more information about earning an MBA, check out this article: Master of Business Administration (MBA): Degree Overview

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