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Over the past five years, the Management Consulting industry has been successful as rising corporate profitability and increasing business expenditure resulted in higher demand for advisory services. In recent years, demand for this industry has come from a variety of sectors. Demand was strong from financial institutions and professional firms, and healthcare companies have also been a boon to the industry as well. 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 is expected to continue to be a key growth area for firms, while other sectors, such as healthcare, will also provide new business opportunities...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$229bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.6%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
1.6m
Businesses
711,210
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increase in high-value services has enabled industry profitability to improve
  • Management consultants are playing a larger role in assisting US company strategy
  • Persistent strong macroeconomic conditions are expected to help drive growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Corporate strategyCorporate strategy services contribute an estimated 38.8% to management consulting revenue. This service area includes strategic advice in the areas of general growth strategy, leadership development, performance improvement, mergers and acquisitions and corporate portfolio design. In the area of leadership development, consultants view employee engagement as a potential source of competitive advantage. As online learning methodologies have reduced the cost of providing employee training, this service area has experienced growth. Over the past five years, this segment has grown as a proportion of revenue as companies hire consultants to develop new ideas and business plans...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
  • Business conditions and demand
  • Industry consolidation
  • 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
  • Consumer products and manufacturing companies
  • Financial services companies
  • Government organizations
  • Technology and media companies
  • Life science and healthcare companies
  • Individuals and non-profit organizations
  • Energy and utilities companies
  • 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
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciation 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 Tohmatsu LimitedMcKinsey & Company
  • Table: Accenture PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited - 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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    IBISWorld’s Management Consulting Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Management Consulting industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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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
    • And of course, much more

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