Consulting@Anderson

Last year, approximately 14% of graduating Anderson full-time students were hired into 19 firms across the consulting industry in areas such as strategy, operations, and human capital. Companies hiring Anderson students ranged from the Big Three, Big Four, and specialized firms. Parker has helped students land a median full-time salary of $140,000, with 90% landing signing bonuses averaging $27,379.

 

Where You Want to Be

 

The following are some of the organizations hiring UCLA Anderson MBA students in consulting roles (both full-time employment and summer internships):

 

Academics

 

Students interested in consulting need a strong foundation in each of the basic management disciplines, with heavy emphasis on courses in strategic thinking and analysis. Some of the skills you’ll need to have include reviewing strategic and financial documents, assessing the client’s opportunities, and creating and presenting recommendations to senior leaders. Our curriculum provides an understanding of strategic, marketing and financial analysis tools.

 

Specializations:
Consulting, Global Management, Executive Development

 

Sample Electives

  • Insights to Outcome
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Negotiation Analysis and Negotiation Behavior
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managing Finance and Financing the Emerging Enterprise
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Plan Development
  • Brand Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • New Product Development
  • Managerial Model Building
  • Leadership, Motivation and Power
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation
  • Managerial Interpersonal Communications

After four years of executing day-to-day operations in manufacturing plants and distribution centers, I came to Anderson to transition into consulting in order to build my strategic thinking skills. The personalized advising from the Parker Career Center and case interview coaching from the Management Consulting Association helped me land a summer internship with my first-choice firm. Furthermore, the real-life experience I gained from being a part of the Anderson Strategy Group helped me prepare for my summer in consulting.

Bhavuk Tandon (’19)

McKinsey - Summer Intern

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

  • Developed a commercialization strategy for a hospitality company’s first hotel in the United States, including a branding proposal, a customer loyalty program and a sales channel distribution strategy
  • Investigated areas for growth in the technology and operations market by identifying both the challenges in the vertical industries and the opportunities for emerging technology solutions
  • Analyzed a leading casual dining restaurant’s market position by conducting a customer perception analysis study and competitor research, driving a strategy to strengthen market position and sales

Resources

  • Management Consulting Association Club

    MCA Events:
    Case Marathons
    Management Consulting Career Night
    Case Study Workshops and Interview Prep Teams
    Consulting ACT (Anderson Career Teams)
    Women in Consulting Brunch
    Speaker Series

  • Days-on-the-Job (DOJs)

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