Yale School of Management

Consulting

Consulting spans industries and job functions, requiring practitioners to synthesize complex information and to approach problems nimbly. It demands a sophisticated understanding of the context in which business is done and of the stakeholders involved. Our integrated core curriculum prepares students to drive change at the vanguard of business and society by challenging them to consider multiple perspectives and to create innovative solutions to problems.

Community Profiles

  • I’m going into management consulting with Bain & Company in Texas. My plan is to hone my management skillset, and then start to dip my toe into the education sector. Consulting gives me a good toolkit for big-picture strategy.

    Uma Krishnan ’19
  • In consulting…students are often finding themselves encountering complex problems that involve all aspects of the organization…The integrated curriculum has really been designed to try to prepare students for those types of challenges.

    Professor Olav Sorenson
  • I spent the last four years with American Airlines, in planning and analysis. I provided analytical support to operational leaders,...

    Michelle Gilroy headshot
  • As an undergraduate, I double majored in comparative literature and economics. It was interesting, combining the reading and textual...

    Allen Xu headshot
  • I did my summer internship in corporate strategy at Comcast. A week in, the head of our group got tapped to be the next COO of Sky Europe...

    Reeve Harde ’20
  • I’ve held a few different positions in the nonprofit sector, mostly with educational organizations. The thing that connected all of my...

    Adriana Ortiz

Opportunities for Students

The Consulting Club is a major resource for MBA students interested in pursuing a career in consulting. In addition to bringing speakers to campus, the Consulting Club provides a skill-building curriculum geared toward preparing students for case interviews, with exceptional second-year club members coaching first-years. The Consulting Club also offers behavioral coaching for interviews and liaises with top employers in the field to streamline the recruitment process.

Healthcare Case CompetitionThe Social Impact Consulting Club offers its members real-world experience by providing pro-bono management consulting services to New Haven-area nonprofit organizations. Past clients have included the Housing Development Fund, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, the City of New Haven’s Small Business Service Center, and Community Action Agency of New Haven.

The Integrated Leadership Case Competition convenes the best students from participating universities around the globe to develop creative solutions for business challenges that require the integration of multiple disciplines.

SOM News & Research

What makes an organization change?

With the financial sector attempting to adapt to regulatory and economic uncertainty, firms are forced to prioritize and change. Phil Davis '85, an experienced management consultant, discusses the factors that can make organizational change succeed or fail, whether in the financial industry or another sector.

A Summer Cross-Country Consulting Spree

This past summer, a group of intrepid Yale SOM students set off on cross-country consulting journeys designed to give small entrepreneurs a leg up. Some students joined teams sponsored by MBAx America (MBAs Across America), a nonprofit which every year sends teams of MBAs out to work with visionary entrepreneurs—and some students undertook a similar voyage on their own.

Yale SOM Consulting Club

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