Management and Practice of Consulting


Course Objective

By following this course, students advance their understanding of the
way consultants are organized and work with their clients in order to
critically reflect on the practice of consulting and make informed
career choices. The course also has a strong writing component and aims
to familiarize students with the different writing styles that
consultants need to master.

Academic and Research Skills
By following this course, you will be able to:
- Use the literature to identify and assess the different forms of
management of consulting work
- Use the literature to develop a critical understanding of consulting
- Identify a focus for your Master thesis

Knowledge of Theory + Methods and Solving Complex Problems
By following this course, you will be able to:
- Understand, frame and act on unstructured questions

Professional Social Skills
By following this course, you will be able to:
- Communicate your ideas by adapting your writing to your audience

Self-Reflective Professional
By following this course, you will be able to:
- Take charge of your learning path and make informed decisions about
your career

Course Content

This course will introduce you to the field of consulting, with a
specific focus on how consultants are organized and what they do. We
will cover topics such as:
- The organization of consulting and other professional firms
- Careers, stress and work-life balance in consulting
- The roles of consultants
- The consultancy process (including acquisition)
In the seminars, you will experiment different writing and communication
styles central to the practice of consulting (writing and structuring
reports, writing a journal article, presentations for clients, etc.)

Teaching Methods

Lectures (4h a week), seminars (2h a week, mandatory)

Method of Assessment

Individual assignments, open-book exam

General Information

Course Code E_BA_MPC
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. A.P. de Man
Examiner prof. dr. A.P. de Man
Teaching Staff dr. O. Bouwmeester

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture
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