Consulting, Minor

This minor is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the skills and concepts needed to succeed in a consulting-oriented environment, as well as an introduction to a variety of possible contexts for consulting work. Consulting skills are essential work skills for many roles beyond the traditional management consultant. Many technical positions within firms demand that consultative skills be used within the firm even in early career positions (e.g., business analyst); in this respect, a consulting minor complements students’ technical training. Required courses cover the fundamentals of both management and strategy consulting, as well as a framework of consulting activities that can be applied to many types of consulting and consultative roles. Electives provide students an opportunity to gain deeper knowledge in a specific consulting skill and to explore a context in which they could apply their consulting knowledge.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. 

Students may only double-count one course in the minor toward their major, concentration, or another minor.

Required Courses

MGMT 4550Management Consulting in Organizations4
or MGMT 3520 Consulting Fundamentals and Frameworks
BUSN 3110The Consulting Environment4


Complete one from each category:
Consulting Skills4
Consultation Skills
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consulting
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Negotiating in Business
Managing Organizational Change and Disruption
Project Management
Workforce Analytics
Consulting Contexts4
Advisory Services and Emerging Accounting Systems
Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
Database Design
Foundations of Cybersecurity
Foundations of Data Science
Engineering Project Management
Management Consulting Abroad
Mergers and Acquisitions
Investment Banking
Turnaround Management
Introduction to Healthcare Systems Engineering
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Facilities Planning and Material Handling
Healthcare Systems Modeling and Analysis
Data Mining for Engineering Applications
Competing to Win in Emerging Markets
Healthcare Management, Innovation, and Design
Managing Human Capital
The Management Practices of Great Organizations
Marketing Management
Consumer Behavior
Pharmaceutical Industry
Business and Government
Strategic Analysis and Decision Making

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor