Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management Consulting

Program Days:

25 half days
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August 25, 30, September 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, 2023
October 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 2023
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Face-to-Face On-campus
October 23, 2023
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
(GMT+08) on all dates

PHP 95,990.00 or USD 1,745.00*

* The prevailing exchange rate at the date of payment may apply.

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Program Overview

Nearly two decades down the line, the consulting industry has developed into one of the most mature sectors in the professional services industry. At the heart of the industry is the practice of management consulting, often referred to as business consulting. The practice is defined as “advisory and/or implementation services to the senior management team of organizations to improve the effectiveness of their business strategy, organizational performance, and operational processes”.

Management consultants are hired by organizations for advice on strategy and organizational matters; to develop a new strategic plan to realize business growth; advise on innovation or cost reduction strategies. The consultant is also expected to implement the proposed solutions such as improving the efficiency of business processes, implementing new IT systems, outsourcing non-core tasks, or optimizing the supply chain. As such, the consultants typically remain involved until change programs are complete and new ways of working have become part of ‘business as usual’ operations.

The program is poised to develop, enhance, and assist management consultants and those who are pursuing a career in consulting to gain the fundamentals and the framework for the practice of management consulting. Successful completion of the program will give the participant the privilege to apply for accreditation to AIM SEELL’s roster of Professional Management Consultants (PMC). The designation implies the recognition of the consultant’s necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to deliver consulting services in the best interests of their clients. The designation also signifies the consultant’s adherence to the industry’s high ethical standards.

Program Objectives
  1. Strengthen core consulting skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving, communication, project management, and client relationship management, to effectively deliver high-quality consulting services.
  2. Acquire advanced knowledge of management consulting methodologies and frameworks to address complex client challenge.
  3. Learn how to work and collaborate effectively with clients and their team members maintaining ethical and professional standards in all the touchpoints of the consulting process.
  4. Obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Consulting as a Management Consultant, demonstrating mastery of consulting competencies and professional credentials.
  5. Build a robust professional network and enhance marketability as a consultant through recognition as a certified management consultant.
  6. Obtain a comprehensive consulting toolkit, including best practices, templates, and frameworks, to deliver effective and impactful consulting services to clients across industries and sectors.
What You Will Learn

Day 1: Introduction to Management Consulting: The industry and practice
Day 2: Core Consulting Competencies
Day 3: Ethics and Professional Behaviors
Day 4: The Consulting Process
Day 5: Learning Integration 1: Case Study Course on : Core consulting competencies, Ethics and the professional behaviors, Consulting process
Day 6: Understanding and Scoping Client Requirements
Day 7: Identifying Problems
Day 8: Project and Risk Management
Day 9: Learning Integration 2: Case Study Course on: Scoping client requirements, Identifying problems, Project risk management,
Day 10: Skill Practice 1 – Developing and enhancing the planning and listening skills of the consultant, Write-up of client situation and requirements
Day 11: Research and Analysis
Day 12: Find and Recommend Solutions
Day 13: Learning Integration 3: Case study course on -Research and analysis, Find and recommend solutions
Day 14: Skill Practice 2: Design and develop a project proposal
Day 15: Implementation of the Project
Day 16: Disengagement from the Project
Day 17: Skill Practice 3: Mock presentation of project proposal to a management team
Day 18: Designing and writing the consultant’s profile
Day 19: The business model of consulting ,The professional consulting service spectrum
Day 20: The business and financial plans for the consulting practice
Day 21: Pricing the consulting service
Day 22: Marketing and advertising the practice
Day 23: Maintaining client relationship
Day 24: The consultant’s continuing professional development
Day 25: Revalida: The core consulting competencies, The business plan for the consulting practice, The actual consulting project engagement

Key Benefits
  1. Gain knowledge of the consulting industry and the core competencies required to be a successful management consultant.
  2. Understand the experiences, constraints, and issues surrounding consulting practice.
  3. Learn how to define the scope of your consulting engagement, write better proposals & project plans, conduct research & gather data, identify solutions, and implement & disengage.
  4. Learn how to market your practice & manage client relationships, manage your consulting practice, and maintain your competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Who Should Attend

This program is designed for management consultants at any stage of their consulting practice:

  1. Consultants making major changes to focus their practice.
  2. Consultants needing specific skills or competencies.
  3. Freelance and independent advisors or contractors wanting to improve their overall consulting acumen.
  4. Early-stage consultants (one to three years in practice).
  5. Executives in transition who want to start a consulting career.
  6. MBA students wishing to explore or pursue a management consulting career.