A consultant is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing (and public relations), finance, engineering, science or any of many other specialized fields.
Business consultants provide management consulting to help organizations improve performance and efficiency. These professionals analyse businesses and create solutions while also helping companies meet their goals.
Business consultants, also known as management analysts, work in areas that include marketing, human resources, management, and accounting. Consultants help improve companies by assessing weaknesses and recommending solutions.
Most employers require consultants to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business, finance, marketing, management or a similar area. Coursework should include statistics, communications, ethics, project management, accounting and leadership.
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