What does a Business Consultant do?

A Business Consultant is usually part of a more substantial Business Consulting Firm. However, if a particular person has a strong reputation, they can be an independent Business Consultant. The primary role of a Business Consultant is to help other companies optimize and improve their overall business model. They utilize the information available from that company to help with simple and complex optimization issues.

A Business Consultant is usually part of a more substantial Business Consulting Firm. However, if a particular person has a strong reputation, they can be an independent Business Consultant. The primary role of a Business Consultant is to help other companies optimize and improve their overall business model. They utilize the information available from that company to help with simple and complex optimization issues.

What responsibilities are common for Business Consultant jobs?
  • Examine trade area for new business opportunities
  • Travel to new and ongoing clients businesses
  • Successfully pitch an optimization strategy to new clients
  • Work with marketing and business analytics to design a business plan
  • Present findings to clients with solutions
  • Assist with the implementation of changes
  • Follow up with clients during and after transition
  • Remain their point of contact for ongoing business reviews
What are the typical qualifications for Business Consultant jobs?
  • bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Accounting or related field
  • Double bachelor's or advanced degree (preferred)
  • 3+ years experience in the consulting field
  • A firm grasp of current market trends
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Robust interpersonal capability
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • A drive to work autonomously while still achieving goals
  • A valid driver's license with transportation
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Business Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$74,271 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$48K
Median: $74K
$115K
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Business Consultant Career Path

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L2
Business Consultant
$74,271/yr
L3
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
6%
2 - 4
39%
5 - 7
13%
8+
42%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Business Consultant Insights

Read what Business Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Eaton VanceEaton Vance
Internal Consultant
Jul 18, 2022

“You learn a lot about finance and it is a great stepping stone for a career in financial services”

Tata Consultancy Services (North America)Tata Consultancy Services (North America)
Sr. Business Consultant
Jul 14, 2022

“Not good work life balance but at the end it all depends how one manages his own time and responsibilities”

IGT SolutionsIGT Solutions
Lead Business Consultant
Mar 30, 2022

“1. Conversational AI and Intelligent Automation Practice Team is really good to work with.”

IntangentIntangent
Business Consultant
Jan 13, 2022

“Great place to start your career as a new grad or restart your career as a newcomer”

Management SolutionsManagement Solutions
Senior Business Consultant
Mar 6, 2021

“Middle and top management not the best; project mostly on regulated industries; 2 year master that you cannot escape from”

EYEY
Business Consultant
Nov 23, 2021

“You will work in one of the best working places in the country (if not the best).”

StoreHubStoreHub
Business Consultant
Jan 15, 2021

“No salary increase unless you get promoted or get a counter offer when you tender your resignation.”

Corporate Business SolutionsCorporate Business Solutions
Senior Business Consultant
Aug 10, 2021

“Maybe additional training for new hires so I dont have to answer a million questions.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Business Consultant

When working as a Business Consultant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Consulting Experience, Influencing, Leadership, Solution Selling and Analytical Thinking.

The most similar professions to Business Consultant are:
  • Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Systems Engineering Manager
  • Systems Analyst

The most common qualifications to become a Business Consultant is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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