Last year, approximately 21% of graduating Anderson full-time students were hired into 18 firms across the consulting industry in areas such as strategy, operations, marketing, 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):
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
Insights to Outcome
Corporate Financial Reporting
Negotiation Analysis and Negotiation Behavior
Managing Finance and Financing the Emerging Enterprise
Supply Chain Management
Business Plan Development
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 internship in consulting and subsequent full-time offer at McKinsey."
Bhavuk Tandon (’19)
McKinsey - Associate
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