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.

Consulting Industry Almanac

Profiles consulting firms across functional areas, tracks the latest industry trends, and provides information on additional sources. Available in print and online.


IBISWorld publishes reports on industries in the United States- including selected states, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and China.

IBISWorld contains industry reports on management consulting in U.S. 

Books on Management Consulting

Search results in Hollis for books about management consulting. 


Pensions & Investments: Consultants

Focuses on investment consulting firms. Resources include rankings, firm profiles, and a report on the industry.

Firsthand (Vault): The Best Consulting Firms

Find consulting firm rankings for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. North America rankings include: Vault Consulting 50, Most Prestigious Consulting Firms, Best Boutique Consulting Firms, Best Consulting Firms in Each Practice Area, and Best Consulting Firms to Work For. For complete access to Firsthand content use individual Firsthand login.

Consulting Magazine: Rankings

Includes several rankings on topics ranging from "Top 25 Consultants," "Best Firms to Work For," Small Jewels," and "Women in Consulting."

Gale Directory Library

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.


Statista is a searchable database of statistics, studies, dossiers, infographics and more. HBS alumni version available via eBaker. 

Statista includes dossier on management consulting and company rankings. 

Industry & Trade Associations

MBA Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS MBA students.

FirstHand (Vault)

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.

Institute of Management Consultants USA Annual Conference

Annual conference sponsored by the Institute of Management Consultants USA.

Management Consultancies Association (MCA)

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.

The Consulting Summit

A bi-annual event sponsored by Consulting Magazine.

News and Journals


A publication of PwC Strategy& LLC, the website includes the full text of articles and special features such as RSS feeds.

Consulting Magazine

Geared toward management consultants; articles cover innovative ideas, business strategies, client performance, career options, and guidance.

McKinsey Quarterly

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.