If you’re an Asian student or experienced working professional who aims to break into management consulting, there’s no need to travel to the USA to apply for a position. Most top tier firms have satellite offices in major cities in the region, and some consultants have established their own organizations.
We compiled a list of the top 33 management consulting firms in Asia to help you research the firm that matches your interests, personality, or goals. We encourage you to click the link beside each firm to view their website and read their profile, objectives, and services before you finalize your career plans. This article also features three firms that originated in Asia.
ABeam Consulting, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, currently has 4,200 employees throughout its offices in Asia, Europe, and America. Its three main services include business consulting, enterprise application, and outsourcing. It has worked with a variety of industries including banking, securities, high technology, and transportation.
Avalon Consulting, set up in 1989, is one of the three entities of Avalon Group. It currently has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai and also serves clients in Asia, Europe, the Middle-East, and the USA. Its three main practice areas are strategy, transformation, and innovation and its fields of expertise include agribusiness, education, and metals, among others.
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is an Indian firm that offers IT, business consulting, and outsourcing services. It’s currently headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India with more than 200 thousand employees across 183 offices in 43 countries. Consulting services include information risk management, program management, and business process. Its consultants have worked for numerous industries such as manufacturing, insurance, and financial services.
Other Consulting Firms in Asia
The other consulting firms in Asia are listed in the table below:
|Item||Firm and Link to Website||Headquarter|
|1||A.T. Kearney||Chicago, USA|
|3||Arthur D. Little||Massachusetts, USA|
|4||Atkins Global||Surrey, United Kingdom|
|5||Bain & Company||Massachusetts, USA|
|6||Booz & Company||New York, USA|
|7||Boston Consulting Group (BCG)||Massachusetts, USA|
|9||Cedar Management Consulting||Chicago, USA|
|10||Cognizant||New Jersey, United States|
|11||Deloitte Consulting||New York, USA|
|12||Egon Zehnder International||Zurich, Switzerland|
|13||Ernst & Young||London, England|
|14||Frost & Sullivan||California, USA|
|15||FTI Consulting||Florida, USA|
|16||Gallup Consulting||Nebraska, USA|
|17||Hay Group||Pennsylvania, USA|
|18||Infosys Consulting||Karnataka, India|
|19||KPMG Consulting||Amstelveen, Netherlands|
|20||LEK Consulting||London, England|
|21||McKinsey & Company||New York, USA|
|22||Mercer Consulting||New York, USA|
|24||MWH Global||Colorado, United States|
|25||Oliver Wyman||New York, USA|
|26||PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC)||London, United Kingdom|
|27||Roland Berger Strategy Consultants||Munich, Germany|
|28||SAP Consulting||Virginia, USA|
|29||Strategic Decisions Group||California, USA|
|30||Synovate Business Consulting (now Ipsos Business Consulting)||Paris, France|
The results of a Vault.com survey state that since 2012, McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz, and AT Kearney have remained the best consulting firms in Asia based on prestige. For specific categories see the table below.
|Management Consulting, Economic Consulting, Energy Consulting, Financial Consulting||McKinsey|
|Human Resources Consulting||Hay Group|
|IT Consulting, Operational Consulting||Accenture|
|Pharmaceutical & Health Care Consulting||BCG|
|Strategy Consulting||Arthur D. Little|