Good counsel: The industry is expected to continue its expansion alongside growth in the broader macroeconomy

Over the past five years to 2018, the Management Consulting industry has been successful as strong corporate profit and increasing business expenditure have precipitated higher demand for advisory services. While the industry also benefits from some countercyclical demand, positive macroeconomic conditions and an improved business environment, over the past five years, have supported demand for industry consulting services. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to continue its expansion alongside growth in the broader macroeconomy. IT is expected to continue comprising a key growth area for operators, while sectors such as healthcare will also provide new business opportunities...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$241bn
Annual Growth 13-18
3.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
1.6m
Businesses
708,251
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for this industry has been sourced from several different sectors and services
  • Asset management and private equity companies represent a key market for management consultants
  • Rapid IT developments will continue to be instrumental in developing new strategies and designs
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Operators in the Management Consulting industry provide advice and assistance to businesses, organizations and government bodies on organizational planning, financial planning, budgeting and strategic marketing objectives. The industry is reliant on strong economic conditions and high corporate profit, factors that encourage investment in advisory services as businesses expand and attempt to maximize efficiency. When corporate profit rises, businesses often seek out new ways to invest their profit and expand their business. Consultants are often brought in to advise on these endeavors, so industry operators benefit when corporate profit rises. However, the industry can also grow when corporate profit falls. A d...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 areaws: 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 landscape
  • 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 PLC, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC,
  • Table: Accenture PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC - 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 (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Corporate profit (2009-2023)

  • 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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