£18,720 Average salary at age 20
£48,880 Average Salary
33 Average hours per week


Jobholders in this unit group advise industrial, commercial and other establishments on a variety of management and business-related matters to assist in the formulation of financial and business policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.

Main Tasks

  • Assesses the functions, objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice;
  • Identifies problems concerned with business strategy, policy, organisation, procedures, methods and markets;
  • Determines the appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyses and interprets information gained and formulates and implements recommendations and solutions;
  • Advises governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings;
  • Runs workshops, and addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.


Entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification, but is possible with other academic qualifications. Professional qualifications are available and will be a requirement in some areas.

What Management consultants and business analysts studied in higher education

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What Management consultants and business analysts studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(G3) Statistics1
(L7) Human & social geography2
(G1) Mathematics6
(L3) Sociology1
(C1) Biology1
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(F1) Chemistry2
(C8) Psychology2
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(A3) Clinical medicine1
(Q3) English studies1
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering1
(L2) Politics5
(H1) General engineering2
(H2) Civil engineering1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing1
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic1
(I2) Information systems2
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering1
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics3
(L1) Economics12
(N1) Business studies14
(N4) Accounting2
(N2) Management studies11
(V1) History by period2
(N3) Finance4
(I1) Computer science3

UK Prospects

164100 Workforce Size
2.41% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
25209 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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