Consulting Career Path

Last year, approximately 27% of graduating Anderson full-time students were hired into some of the top 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 $182,500, with 90.3% landing median signing bonuses of $30,000.

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):
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See the recruiting, hiring and full-time salary trends for the Class of 2022 and internship data for the Class of 2023.


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.

Consulting, Global Management, Executive Development

Sample Electives

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


  • 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)
"The MCA was essential for my professional and personal growth while at Anderson. The MCA’s comprehensive recruiting support opened valuable network opportunities and prepared me to ace my interviews. I also built strong relationships and developed my approach to leadership. I am grateful for the opportunity to join such a supportive community – the MCA truly embodies Anderson’s pillar of sharing success."

Amelia Mockett ('23)

Consultant, Bain & Company

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