39050 - MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The course objective is to integrate and transfer the managerial tools that were acquired during the two year program in an operational perspective. A particular focus will be given to the role of consultants in the strategic decision making of firms, to the management tools used by management consulting firms, to the methodology for the of top management decision making. At the end of the course, participants will have a methodical approach to managerial problem solving in a business company.

Contenuti

Introduction to Management Consulting

  • Development of a real business case to be solved in teams: the case will be presented by a professional, who will act as a real client. Students will have a chance to ask him/her relevant company information and will present him/her the solution developed in team. Work on the business case will continue throughout the whole course period.
  • Oral Communication – how to maximize the impact on the client during an oral presentation
  • Management consulting toolbox – case studies will be provided to see management consulting tools in practice: Growth/Share Matrix, Product Line Profitability, ROS/RMS, The Experience Curve, The Value Chain, Product/Industry Life Cycle, Best Demonstrated Practices, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Principles of Management Consulting Written and Oral Communication: how to structure a presentation, hints on slide design, communications skills, etc
  • Testi/Bibliografia

    Supporting Books

    The McKinsey Mind: Understanding and Implementing the Problem-Solving Tools and Management Techniques of the World's Top Strategic Consulting Firm, by Ethan Rasiel and Ph.D., Paul N. Friga

    The McKinsey Engagement: A Powerful Toolkit For More Efficient and Effective Team Problem Solving, by Ph.D. Paul N.Friga

    Metodi didattici

    Class lessons, case studies, open discussions, participation of industry managers and senior consultants from top consulting firms.

    Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

    Team development and presentation of a business case. The work will be developed by teams, each student will be assessed based on the quality of the work developed in team and based on his/her individual presentation skills. In addition there is a short written test to evaluate individual knowledge of the methodology presented during the course.

    Strumenti a supporto della didattica

    Slide presentation

    Orario di ricevimento

    Consulta il sito web di Laura Amadesi