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Texas MBA | Full-Time Program

Consulting

The objective of the Consulting Concentration is to help prepare students for careers in a variety of consulting specialties. The flexible, interdisciplinary approach allows students to tailor their own consulting specialty (e.g., marketing, management, IT, public policy, etc.), while courses common to all specialties in the concentration teach students those consulting skills essential for rapid advancement in a consulting firm. The hands-on, team-based approach used at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin develops critical thinkers that can successfully analyze, manage and sell projects as consultants.

Courses in the Consulting Concentration prepare students to lead through experience in teamwork and relationship building. Students take on roles as both leaders and team members in classroom cases, simulation exercises, and real world consulting projects. Through intensive review of business cases and participation in company projects, students learn to solve complex issues using analytical rigor, in-depth research and strategic thinking.

Curriculum Requirements

Management Consulting Concentration

Required courses:
  • MAN 385 - Introduction to Consulting
  • MAN 385.65 - Management Consulting Practicum
  • MAN 283.16 - Leading People and Organizations (flexible-core)
  • MAN 283.22 - Creating and Managing Human Capital (flexible-core)
Any two courses from the following:
  • MAN 383.20 - Art and Science of Negotiation
  • MAN 383 - Advocacy
  • MAN 385 - Managing Innovation and Creativity
  • MAN 385 - Opportunity Identification and Analysis
  • MAN 385 - Entrepreneurial Growth
  • MAN 385 - Entrepreneurial Management
  • IB 395 - Global Strategy and Marketing
  • OM 386 - Managing Projects
Total credit hours: 16

Financial Consulting Concentration

Required courses:
  • MAN 385 - Introduction to Consulting
  • MAN 385.65 - Management Consulting Practicum
  • FIN 283 - Valuation (flexible-core)
  • FIN 394.1 - Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
  • FIN 397.1 - Investment Theory and Practice
  • One MBA+ Project in desired are of concentration
Any one course from the following:
  • ACC 380D - Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
  • ACC 380K.7 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 394.2 - Financial Strategies
  • FIN 390.1 - Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FIN 394.3 - Global Finance
  • FIN 397.4 - Financial Risk Management
  • OM 386 - Managing Projects
Total credit hours: 17

Marketing Consulting Concentration

Required courses:
  • MAN 385 - Introduction to Consulting
  • MAN 385 - Consulting Capstone Practicum
  • MKT 382 - Analysis of Markets (flexible-core)
  • MKT 382 - Strategic Marketing
  • MKT 382 - Marketing & Consulting Insights Practicusm
  • One MBA+ Project in desired are of concentration
Any one course from the following:
  • MKT 382 - Brand Management
  • MKT 382 - Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MKT 382 - Pricing and Channels
  • MKT 382 - New Product Development
  • MKT 382 - Marketing High-Tech Products
  • MKT 382 - Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 382 - Customer Strategy - CCIMS
  • IB 395 - Global Strategy and Marketing
  • OM 386 - Managing Projects
Total credit hours: 17

MIS Consulting Concentration

Required courses:
  • MAN 385 - Introduction to Consulting
  • MAN 385 - Consulting Capstone Practicum
  • MIS 381N.7 - Information & Knowledge Management
  • MIS 381N - Strategies for Networked Economy
  • One MBA+ Project in desired are of concentration
Any two courses from the following:
  • MIS 382N.5 - Managing Complexity
  • MIS 382N.9 - Data Mining for Business Intelligence
  • MIS 383N - Decision Support Modeling
  • OM 386.5 - Managing Projects
Total credit hours: 18

Operations Consulting Concentration

Required courses:
  • MAN 385 - Introduction to Consulting
  • MAN 385 - Consulting Capstone Practicum
  • OM 386 - Supply Chain Management
  • OM 386.4 - Operations Practicum
  • One MBA+ Project in desired are of concentration
Any two courses from the following:
  • OM 380 - Procurement and Supplier Management
  • OM 386.5 - Managing Projects
  • OM 386 - Pricing and Revenue Optimization
  • OM 386 - Strategic Sourcing

Total credit hours: 18

For all of the above concentrations, additional courses may be approved on a course-by-course bases.

Faculty Contact: John Burrows

Experiential Opportunities

Hands-on experiences complement, extend and continually refine classroom curriculum. Texas MBAs have an array of opportunities to experience hands-on learning, some of which are listed below:

Student Organizations

Student organizations open the doors to relationships, leadership development, professional growth, increased understanding and just plain fun. Below are some student organizations you may wish to consider as you look to tailor your Texas MBA experience.

Possible Career Paths

  • Management/Strategy Consultant
FINANCE
  • Financial Consultant
  • Private Wealth Associate
  • Restructuring Consultant
MANAGEMENT
  • Corporate Strategy Manager
  • Internal Consultant
  • Human Capital Consultant
MARKETING
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Sales Effectiveness Consultant
  • Marketing Strategist
MIS
  • Technology Consultant
  • Information Management Consultant
  • Information Technology Strategy and Management
  • Business Analyst
OPERATIONS
  • Operations Consultant
  • Operations Manager

For more information on career opportunities, visit our Career Management web page.