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Management Consulting Track

Organizations regularly engage management consultants in an effort to maintain their competitive edge and improve performance. The Management Consulting track will prepare students to contribute to performance improvement initiatives for corporations, professional services firms, government, and non-profit organizations. Students will develop proficiency to measure and interpret an organization’s performance, diagnose threats and identify opportunities, recommend appropriate actions, and carry them out.

The Management Department created a Management Consulting track to prepare top students for careers with leading consulting firms.  Over 400 University of Richmond students are signed up for the Office of Alumni and Career Services (OACS) consulting e-mail distribution list, and the University of Richmond has established recruiting relationships with the following consulting firms:

     • Bain & Company
• Berkeley Research Group
• Booz Allen Hamilton
• CapTech
• Corporate Executive Board
• Deloitte Consulting
• Ernst & Young Advisory
• FTI Consulting
• Kenesis Corporate and Information Consulting
• Monument Consulting
• PwC Advisory
• Veris Consulting

Students who complete the Management Consulting track will be prepared to contribute to performance improvement initiatives inside many types of organizations, including corporations, professional services firms, and governmental and non-profit organizations.  Graduates will be able to:

     • Measure and interpret an organization’s performance
• Diagnose an organization’s threats and opportunities
• Recommend activities for the organization to address threats or opportunities
• Carry out those activities as a member of a project team
• Communicate clearly the purpose, scope and benefits of their work

Academic Program

Required Courses:
MGMT 375 Business Analytics
Units: 1
Data analysis and presentation skills needed to evaluate complex business problems. Includes extensive use of common data analysis and visualization software packages. Analysis of large data sets to identify opportunities to improve business processes and effectively communicate proposals.
(MGMT 320 or CMSC 325) and ( BAUD 202 or BIOL 320 or CHEM 300 or MATH 209 or PHYS 308).

MGMT 450 Consulting Process and Practicum
Units: 1
Intended to aid top senior students with the knowledge and experience to achieve successful full-time positions with leading consulting firms. Taught collaboratively and includes accounting, operations and strategy faculty. Consulting-related topics in class with team project to perform an actual consulting project for a local organization.
MGMT 375, senior standing.

*MGMT 375 is pre-requisite to MGMT 450

Select 2 Courses:
MGMT 341 Global Supply Chain Management
Units: 1
Supply chain from a managerial perspective. Topics include supply chain network, inventory and distribution systems, globalization and outsourcing. Analytical tools and models to evaluate and improve supply chains┬┐ performance will be introduced.
MGMT 340

MGMT 342 Managing Projects and Processes
Units: 1
The study of systems for the purpose of project management, process management, and consulting. Topics include: systems analysis process, measurement of goals and performance within organizations, decision analysis, project management, and the integration of modern analytics software. Of interest to students preparing to work on the analysis of complex systems, such as business consulting, finance, policy, health care, and others.
BUAD 202

MGMT 345 Management Science
Units: 1
Application of quantitative methods. Typical business problem areas: scheduling, inventories, queues, allocation of resources, and market strategies.

MGMT 351 Managing Innovation
Units: 1
Explores paths to growth through innovation in existing companies (rather than in a startup environment) with a focus on organizational effectiveness. The theory and practice of promoting and managing innovation are considered in the context of case studies and the most recent academic thinking on topics like organizational design, resource allocation, culture development, and "managing clever people." The goal of the course is to prepare students to participate in, lead, and advise innovation teams to increase the likelihood of a desired corporate outcome.
ACCT 201

MGMT 355 Health Sector Analysis
Units: 1
Overview and technical analysis of major sectors within the U.S. healthcare industry. Sectors such as pharmaceuticals, inpatient care, biotechnology, and health information technology will be analyzed in the context of Medicare, commercial insurance, and regulatory trends. Includes the development of spreadsheet and database models.
BUAD major or minor or HCS major or minor, HCS 100, MGMT 320, and (BUAD 202 or MATH 209 or BIOL 320).

**HCS 100 is pre-requisite to MGMT 355

Undergraduate Management

Robins School of Business
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Department Chair
Amit Eynan, Ph.D.
(804) 287-1867

Department Coordinator
Donna Ruff
RSB 315
(804) 662-3166