Management Consulting

Summer Immersion Academy

Overview

1,598 | Tuition will increase $200 on December 1st.

Who
Open to any high school student who will be entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2023. Space is limited. Each session is limited to 35 students per track.

How
Classes will be held via Zoom and facilitated in real-time by the instructor and a classroom coordinator.

Course Overview:

Management consulting is the perfect course for students who are seeking exposure to a multitude of different industries before deciding on their own career path. Students will learn about the four different classes of management consultants in the field such as, strategy consulting, implementation consulting, industry specialists and functional specialists. This course offers the perfect opportunity to utilize intellect and analytical abilities to examine a broad variety of industries while preparing businesses for potential acquisition, organization-wide transformation, or general analysis. Students will learn about the big areas for growth in this industry such as, digital (e.g., customer experience), advanced analytics (e.g., data science), and organizational transformations (e.g., recovery from bankruptcy, going from good to great, etc). With a variety of future career options for students, management consulting is an excellent field to explore the limitless professional possibilities beyond college.

Students in this course will tackle a project for a real company while working in groups, similar to how it would be done at a management consulting firm. In previous courses, students in the class were assigned preliminary investigative work into a proposed expansion for a global nonprofit. The student groups researched the most effective models based on the available information, laid the groundwork for an effective strategy to be developed and prepared replication models for a project that continued beyond the class.

Track Highlights

  • Gain an understanding of what management consulting is and why they are needed.
  • Learn how to define problems so that they are SMART - specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound.
  • Explore how to structure problems so they are mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive.
  • Students will acquire knowledge how to prioritize deliverables, actions, and options in order to focus on elements that will give them insight into the 80/20 rule, or how to achieve 80% of the desired results with 20% of the effort in business.
  • Gain the in-demand soft skills for today's business world by learning how to derive insights and implications from words using business communication.
  • Learn how to articulate and build a forecast model on paper before completing one using Microsoft Excel.
  • Learn how to build a client-ready management consulting slide deck and present it to a client.
Dates:

Session 1:
June 19, 2023 June 29, 2023 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

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