Career: Consulting

This guide includes books,  databases, journals and websites which can help a career search in Consulting.

Top Sources

Consulting Magazine (Kennedy Information)

A magazine focusing on consulting as a career and on the consulting business. A section on Best firms to work for includes listing of firms by service line as well as individual company profiles.

Vault Online Career Library

Available to SMG majors, minors and alums only.   See ‘Industries & Professions’ tab for information on a broad range of industries. See ‘Guides’ tab for premium Industry & Company Guides:
Vault Case Interview Practice Guide 2
Vault Guide to the Case Interview
Vault Guide to Consulting
Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms
Vault Guide to the Top 25 Technology Consulting Firms
Vault Guide to the Top 25 Consulting Firms, Asia Pacific Edition
Vault Guide to the Top 25 Consulting Firms, European Edition
Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms

 

Books on Consulting

BU Library Online Catalog For books that circulate, use the subject term: “Business Consultants.”

Selected titles are listed below. All of these books, except the one noted On Reserve, are located in the Pardee Library stacks.

The Art and Practice of Leadership Consulting: 50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets, Pardee HD57.5 A77 2005

The Consultant’s Quick Start Guide: An Action Plan for Your First Year in Business, Pardee HD69 C6 B5343 2009

Getting Started in Consulting Pardee HD 69 .C6 W459 2009

Flawless Consulting : A Guide to Getting your Expertise Used, Pardee HD 69 C6 B57 2000

House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time, Pardee HD69 C6 K515 2005

How to Succeed as an Independent Consultant, Pardee HD69 C6 H63 2004

Inside the Minds: Leading Consultants: Industry Leaders Share Their Knowledge on the Art of Consulting, Pardee HD69.C6 I57 2002

Management Consulting, A complete Guide to the Industry,  Pardee HD69.C6 B537 2002

Management Consulting: A Guide to the Profession, Pardee HD69 .C6 M36 2002

The McKinsey Mind: Understanding and Implementing the Problem-Solving Tools and Management Techniques of the World’s Top Strategic Consulting Firm,  Pardee HD 69.C6 R376 2002

The World’s Newest Profession: Management Consulting in the Twentieth Century, Pardee HD69 C6 M395 2006

News – Magazine & Journal Articles

Consulting Magazine (Kennedy Information)

A magazine focusing on consulting as a career and on the consulting business. A section on Best firms to work for includes listing of firms by service line as well as individual company profiles.

Note: Covers over 1,500 publications including general business magazines and leading industry-specific trade journals. Enter the terms: “Management Consultants”, or “Consulting Firms”, or “Consultants”. For articles on a specific company, enter the name of the company; in “Advanced Search,” enter the company name and highlight “Company” in the field option.

Business Source Complete

Note: BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE contains indexes, abstracts and full text of business publications, scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals.

Factiva (2001)
Note: Provides articles from vast numbers of business and trade publications.

Interviewing for Consulting Positions

Vault Online Career Library
Available to SMG majors, minors and alums only. For access, see the SMG Career Link.
See “Consulting” section under “Industries”. Provides information on consulting companies, interviewing for consulting positions, job openings in consulting, and more. Vault.com also includes career advice and descriptions of publications on careers, companies, and industries.

Selected titles below located in Pardee Reference

Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation
Pardee Library Reserve X HD69 C6 C687 2014

Case Interview Secrets
Pardee Library Reference  X HD69 C6 C43 2012

Ace Your Case ! The WetFeet Insider Guide to Consulting Interviews
Pardee Library Reference X HD 69 C6 A24 2003

Ace Your Case IV: The Latest and Greatest X HD 69 C6 A27 2003

Organizations and Associations

International Guild of Professional Consultants

http://www.igpc.org

Society of Professional Consultants

http://www.spconsultants.org

For other consulting organizations, see Associations unlimited (Online)