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Over the past five years, the Management Consulting industry has been successful as stronger corporate profitability and increasing business expenditure resulted in higher demand for advisory services. In recent years, demand for this industry has come from a number of different sectors and services. Demand was strong from financial institutions and professional firms and healthcare companies have also been a boon to the industry. Additionally, the ongoing transition toward digital technology has provided new opportunities for operators. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to grow with the general US economy. Information technology will continue to be a key growth area for firms, while other sectors, such as healthcare, also provide new business opportunities...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$223bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
1.5m
Businesses
723,001
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Digital technology has provided new opportunities for operators to assist businesses
  • Asset management and private equity companies represent a key market for management consultants
  • Smaller firms continue to enter the industry due to strong profit for successful start-ups
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic distribution of establishments in this industry reflects the US population distributions as well as the distribution of overall US business activity, with increased consulting density in proximity to key demand markets, including financial service companies, large corporations and government clients.The Southeast contains the highest share of industry establishments, accounting for an expected 26.3% of total industry establishments. In keeping with its large population, the Southeast produces the greatest share of industry revenue and employment.The Mid-Atlantic region is strategically important for management consulting firms. The region accounts for an estimated 18.1% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Management Consulting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Management Consulting Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Well-developed internal processes
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Aggregate private investment in the Management Consulting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Management Consulting Industry?

    Management consultants advise businesses, nonprofits and public-sector agencies in the following areas: organizational design, human resources, corporate strategy, information technology strategy, marketing and sales, finances and logistics. This industry excludes establishments providing day-to-day administrative services and establishments that are concentrated in recruitment, training, public relations, market research, engineering design, computer systems design and investment advice.

    Industry Products
  • Corporate strategy
  • Marketing and sales
  • Organizational design
  • Process and operations management
  • Human resources advisory
  • Financial advisory
  • IT strategy
  • Industry Activities
  • Actuarial, employee benefits and compensation consulting services
  • Administrative and general management consulting services
  • Marketing consulting services
  • Process and logistics consulting services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Aggregate private investment
  • Number of businesses
  • Government consumption and investment

  • Current Performance
  • Business conditions and demand
  • Clients seek digital opportunities
  • Addressing investment and equity gaps
  • Industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Management Consulting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Management Consulting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Computer Stores
  • Office Supply Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Corporate strategy
  • Marketing and sales
  • Organizational design
  • Process and operations management
  • Financial advisory
  • Human resources advisory
  • IT strategy
  • Chart: Management Consulting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Financial services companies
  • Government organizations
  • Consumer products companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Technology and media companies
  • Life science and healthcare companies
  • Energy and utilities companies
  • Individuals and non-profit organizations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Management Consulting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Management Consulting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Management Consulting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Accenture PLCDeloitte Touche TohmatsuMcKinsey & Company
  • Table: Accenture PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - financial performance
  • Table: McKinsey & Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Management Consulting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Management Consulting Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Corporate profit (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • A retirement pension plan in which an employer commits to paying its employee a specific benefit for life beginning at his or her retirement.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • A retirement pension plan in which an employer's annual contribution is specified. The value of future benefits at the time of retirement is not specified.
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • The contracting of a consultant for advice on structuring human resource and personnel policies, employee benefits, compensation systems and wage and salary administration.
  • Management Consultant
  • A consultant who provides advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on various issues, including management.
  • Strategic Consulting
  • The contracting of a consultant to advise on long-term planning with an eye toward minimizing costs and maintaining profit, often in conjunction with the development of new products and services.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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