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Fundamentals of Management Consulting

The goal of every consultant is to improve the performance of organizations by resolving problems and providing recommendations. To be effective, every consultant must be equipped with the necessary competencies and tools. This course provides participants with an overview of sound management consulting tools, processes, and best practices. It explains the process of management consulting, including the 5-phase consulting model adopted by the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada). This model provides a procedure for evaluating and improving organizational performance.

Dates: Winter 2015

Course Duration: 30 hours in class plus approximately 30 hours for readings & assignments

Course Schedule: To be confirmed

Regular course fee: $1,395
McGill Alumni fee: $1,186

If you are interested in registering, please contact us.


Course Description

Using a practical approach, this course covers the fundamental knowledge, methodologies, tools, techniques, and standards required for the professional management consultant, the five stages of the consulting process, as well as working as part of a consulting team.  This course is valuable to anyone who wishes to deliver superior service to clients, or is considering pursuing the CMC designation. This is the keystone course for the Professional Development Certificate in Management Consulting.


Course Outline

  • Understanding the responsibilities of the management consulting profession
  • Knowing the origins and professional organizations of management consulting
  • Understanding trends in management consulting
  • Acquiring the knowledge and understanding of the range and scope of management consulting practices
  • Understanding what makes an effective management consultant
  • Knowing how to apply the consulting process and tools
  • Producing written and oral reports
  • Developing and maintaining client relations

Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca