Engineer to Management Consulting


Mike135

Hello,



I'm currently working as an assistant project manager for the construction of a Nuclear Power Plant and as an interface manager with the foreign clients. I'm looking to take an MBA that will help me to secure job in the management consulting field in the UK afterwards.



out of my research, I've found that these programs are in the same level and budget.



Liverpool, Uni. of Edinburgh, Sheffield, Aston, Uni. of Birmingham.

Which of these will better equip me and best help me to secure a job in the Management Consulting field???

Many thanks.

[Edited by Mike135 on May 11, 2023]

Hello,<br><br><br>
I'm currently working as an assistant project manager for the construction of a Nuclear Power Plant and as an interface manager with the foreign clients. I'm looking to take an MBA that will help me to secure job in the management consulting field in the UK afterwards.<br><br><br>
out of my research, I've found that these programs are in the same level and budget.<br><br><br>
Liverpool, Uni. of Edinburgh, Sheffield, Aston, Uni. of Birmingham.<br><br>Which of these will better equip me and best help me to secure a job in the Management Consulting field??? <br><br>Many thanks.
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aslamo

Management consulting is a broad field and nuclear construction sounds more of a niche sector. It will help if you can come up with some more specific goals as to what type of consulting you want to do (e.g. large scale engineering/construction, strategy and so on) and the types of consultancy firm who offer this. 

Then you can research what MBAs people at those consultancies tend to have, if indeed that is a common route.

[Edited by aslamo on May 12, 2023]

Management consulting is a broad field and nuclear construction sounds more of a niche sector. It will help if you can come up with some more specific goals as to what type of consulting you want to do (e.g. large scale engineering/construction, strategy and so on) and the types of consultancy firm who offer this.&nbsp;<br><br>Then you can research what MBAs people at those consultancies tend to have, if indeed that is a common route.
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Mike135

Management consulting is a broad field and nuclear construction sounds more of a niche sector. It will help if you can come up with some more specific goals as to what type of consulting you want to do (e.g. large scale engineering/construction, strategy and so on) and the types of consultancy firm who offer this. 

Then you can research what MBAs people at those consultancies tend to have, if indeed that is a common route.



Hey @asalmo,
Thank you for your reply. I want to work in Strategy Consulting (MBB) or Implementation Consulting (Deliotte or Accenture), this is the ultimate goal. 

Can you advice me on that from the group of universities above? 

and can you please tell me how can I research them like what you said? 

[quote]Management consulting is a broad field and nuclear construction sounds more of a niche sector. It will help if you can come up with some more specific goals as to what type of consulting you want to do (e.g. large scale engineering/construction, strategy and so on) and the types of consultancy firm who offer this.&nbsp;<br><br>Then you can research what MBAs people at those consultancies tend to have, if indeed that is a common route. [/quote]<br><br><br>Hey @asalmo,<br>Thank you for your reply. I want to work in Strategy Consulting (MBB) or Implementation Consulting (Deliotte or Accenture), this is the ultimate goal.&nbsp;<br><br>Can you advice me on that from the group of universities above?&nbsp;<br><br>and can you please tell me how can I research them like what you said?&nbsp;
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Duncan

None of these MBAs are likely to lead to MBB. 

What do you want to implement for Accenture clients? A specialised MSc focussed on that at a much better school (Bayes, Imperial, Manchester,  Warwick, UCD etc) could be more effective. 

None of these MBAs are likely to lead to MBB.&nbsp;<br><br>What do you want to implement for Accenture clients? A specialised MSc focussed on that at a much better school (Bayes, Imperial, Manchester,&nbsp; Warwick, UCD etc) could be more effective.&nbsp;
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aslamo

Building on Duncan's question about what do you want to implement, it might help to think about what specific consulting role you might want to play with clients.

I worked for a large consultancy just below the Big 4 tier and programme and project management was one of their biggest practices. They had consultants who would manage large projects on behalf of clients but also consultants who would help clients to improve how they delivered projects. 

As an example, have a look at Deloitte's website about managing major capital projects and the consulting services they offer to improve project delivery for clients. You can download a free report that explains a lot more.

I can't seem to insert a link for you but search for 'Capital Projects Insights' and the report is called Delivering with confidence: Transforming capital project delivery through world class project controls.

Other large and boutique consultancies will have similar offerings. If you look at the FT Management Consultancy Awards, I think there is a category for project management which will list the most recognised consultancies in this area. You can then use LinkedIn to search for employees at these firms and where they get any MBAs from.

[Edited by aslamo on May 13, 2023]

Building on Duncan's question about what do you want to implement, it might help to think about what specific consulting role you might want to play with clients.<br><br>I worked for a large consultancy just below the Big 4 tier and programme and project management was one of their biggest practices. They had consultants who would manage large projects on behalf of clients but also consultants who would help clients to improve how they delivered projects.&nbsp;<br><br>As an example, have a look at Deloitte's website about managing major capital projects and the consulting services they offer to improve project delivery for clients. You can download a free report that explains a lot more.<br><br><div>I can't seem to insert a link for you but search for 'Capital Projects Insights' and the report is called Delivering with confidence: Transforming capital project delivery through world class project controls.<br></div><br>Other large and boutique consultancies will have similar offerings. If you look at the FT Management Consultancy Awards, I think there is a category for project management which will list the most recognised consultancies in this area. You can then use LinkedIn to search for employees at these firms and where they get any MBAs from.
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Obinna

Someone of your experience will fit perfectly with a consultancy focused on large scale/industrial projects. Management Consulting is much too broad to use as a career goal. Perhaps a PM consulting opportunity might look more like a specific goal looking at your experience. Firms like Turner & Townsend, Atkins and Atos may value your skill sets way ahead of your MBA but the MBA is indeed a good springboard to get yourself on their radar. 

For these firms and others like them, you don’t necessarily need an MBA from LBS or Oxbridge. From your list, Edinburgh is great. Expand your applications to include Lancaster and Durham. These companies hire from these schools pretty well. Use LinkedIn to see the employees in these companies and the kind of qualifications they have. 

[Edited by Obinna on May 13, 2023]

Someone of your experience will fit perfectly with a consultancy focused on large scale/industrial projects. Management Consulting is much too broad to use as a career goal. Perhaps a PM consulting opportunity might look more like a specific goal looking at your experience. Firms like Turner &amp; Townsend, Atkins and Atos may value your skill sets way ahead of your MBA but the MBA is indeed a good springboard to get yourself on their radar.&nbsp;<br><br>For these firms and others like them, you don’t necessarily need an MBA from LBS or Oxbridge. From your list, Edinburgh is great. Expand your applications to include Lancaster and Durham. These companies hire from these schools pretty well. Use LinkedIn to see the employees in these companies and the kind of qualifications they have.&nbsp;
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