Overviews and Analysis
Operating Ratios for Management Consulting Firms
Annual reports of industry norms such as fee arrangements, financial operating results, employee recruiting, compensation and benefits, billing procedures, and other key management information.
Focuses on investment consulting firms. Resources include rankings, firm profiles, and a report on the industry.
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Includes several rankings on topics ranging from "Top 25 Consultants," "Best Firms to Work For," Small Jewels," and "Women in Consulting."
Online access to directories of associations, broadcast media, brands, business information, consultants, and publications.
"Companies & Consultancies" is one of the directories that can be searched by specialty and geographic location.
Careers, Associations and Events
Lists member firms, association publications, a calendar of events, press releases, and also provides a referral service.
Geared to consultants interested in careers as sole practitioners. Provides a directory of consultants, workshops, conference information, articles, and papers. Includes the current issue of IMC Times, which highlights events sponsored by the IMC and information on IMC certification.
In-depth industry guides including internship information, career advice and user-generated content on companies and career issues. HBS alumni version available via eBaker.
Covers information on case interviewing, a description of the industry, and profiles of the top 50 consulting firms.
Annual conference sponsored by the Institute of Management Consultants USA.
The primary professional association for consultants in the U.K. Includes a statement of best practices for the profession, a career guide, and back issues of a report on the industry; current issue is available for a fee.
A bi-annual event sponsored by Consulting Magazine.
Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry
Biswas, Sugata and Daryl Twitchell Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry. New York: John Wiley, 2002.
News and Journals
A publication of Accenture.
Newsletter tracks the management consulting industry. Contains valuable rankings and trends in the profession.
Topics include business strategy, technology, finance, and management. Articles are written by current and former McKinsey consultants and draw from contemporary client research. The journal publishes four standard issues and two themed feature issues per year.