Top 10 Management Consulting Firms

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Management Consulting Firms

We’ve done some research and agree with outside sources that the following are some of the top firms by size or influence in the industry. However, we’re loathe to assume that one firm or the other is the best because the perfect one is the management consulting firm that best fits your needs and professional development goals. Read more…

Note: Firms conducting solely management consulting services will have much lower employee numbers than those involved in finance and accounting, but we are including total firm numbers for comparison.

Bain & Company

Headquarters: Boston, MA
Employees: 4,800
Offices: 41
Sectors: Automotive; Chemicals; Consumer Products; Energy & Utilities; Financial Services; Healthcare; Industrial Machinery; Media; Mining; Nonprofit, Public Sector & Higher Education; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications; Transportation Services
Practice Areas: Change Management; Corporate Renewal; Cost & Supply Chain Management; Customer Strategy & Marketing; IT; Mergers & Acquisitions; Organization; Performance Improvement; Private Equity; Strategy

Booz & Company

Headquarters: New York, NY
Employees: 3,300
Offices: 61
Sectors: Aerospace & Defense; Automotive; Chemicals; Consumer Products; Energy & Utilities; Financial Services; Health; Industrials; Media & Entertainment; Oil & Gas; Private Equity; Public Sector; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications; Transportation
Practice Areas: Corporate Finance; Information Technology; Marketing & Sales; Mergers & Restructuring; Operations & Logistics; Organization & Change; Product & Service Innovation; Strategy & Leadership
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The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

Headquarters: Boston, MA
Employees: 4,500
Offices: 69
Sectors: Automotive; Biopharmaceuticals; Consumer Products; Energy & Environment; Engineered Products & Project Business; Financial Institutions; Health Care Payers & Providers; Insurance; Media & Entertainment; Medical Devices & Technology; Metals & Mining; Private Equity; Process Industries; Public Sector; Retail; Technology & Software; Telecommunications; Transportation, Travel & Tourism
Practice Areas: Corporate Development; Corporate Finance; Globalization; Growth; Information Technology; Innovation; Managing in a Slow-Growth Economy; Marketing & Sales; Branding & Communication; Consumer Insight; Go-to-Market Strategy; Marketing; Sales & Channels; Pricing; Operations; Organization; Postmerger Integration; Strategy; Sustainability; Transformation; Turnaround

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Headquarters: New York, NY
Employees: 42,367
Offices: 50
Practice Areas: Human Capital; Strategy & Operations; Technology
Sectors: Aerospace & Defense; Automotive; Banking & Securities; Consumer Products; Federal Government; Halth Care Providers; Health Plans; Insurance; Life Sciences; Media & Entertainment; Oil & Gas; Power & Utilities; Private Equity, Hedge Funds & Mutual Funds; Process & Industrial Products; Real Estate; Retail; State Government; Technology; Telecom; Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure

Ernst & Young LLP

Headquarters: New York, NY
Employees: 40,732
Offices: 140
Practice Areas: Advisory; Assurance; Specialty Services; Strategic Growth Markets; Tax; Transactions
Sectors: Asset Management; Automotive; Banking & Capital Markets; Consumer Products; Government & Public Sector; Insurance; Life Sciences; Media & Entertainment; Mining & Metals; Oil & Gas; Power & Utilities; Provider Care; Real Estate; Retail & Wholesale; Technology; Telecommunications

McKinsey & Company

Headquarters: New York, NY
Employees: 16,000
Offices: 95
Sectors: Automotive & Assembly; Chemicals; Consumer Packaged Goods; Electric Power & Natural Gas; Financial Services; High Tech; Healthcare Payor and Provider; Media & Entertainment; Metals & Mining Retail; Oil & Gas; Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products; Private Equity; Public Sector; Pulp &Paper/Forest Products; Social Sector; Telecommunications; Travel; Transport & Logistics
Practice Areas: Business Technology Office; Corporate Finance; Marketing & Sales; Operations; Organization; Risk; Strategy

Mercer LLC

Headquarters: New York, NY
Employees: 18,900
Offices: 150
Practice Areas: Retirement, risk & finance consulting; Health & benefits; Human capital; Surveys & products; Workforce communication & change; Investment consulting; Investment management; Outsourcing; Mergers & acquisitions

Monitor Deloitte

Headquarters: Cambridge, MA
Employees: 1,600
Offices: 28
Sectors: Aerospace and Defense; Automotive; Consumer Goods; Energy and Utilities; Financial Services; Government; Industrial Products; IT and Telecom; Media and Advertising; Nonprofit and Social Sector; Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, and Healthcare; Private Equity; Professional Services; Retail; Tourism and Travel
Practice Areas: Advisory Services; Capability-Building Services; Capital Services

Oliver Wyman

Headquarters: New York, NY
Employees: 3,300
Offices: 40
Sectors: Automotive; Aviation, Aerospace and Defense; Communications, Media and Technology; Energy; Financial Services; Health and Life Sciences; Industrial Products; Retail and Consumer Products; Surface Transportation
Practice Areas: Actuarial, Business Transformation, Corporate Finance and Restructuring, Delta, Finance and Risk, Leadership Development, Marketing and Sales, Operations and Technology, Strategy

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Headquarters: New York, NY
Employees: 39,142
Offices: 74
Sectors: Aerospace & defense; Asset management; Automotive; Banking & capital markets; Business & professional services; Chemicals; Communications; Energy; Engineering & construction; Entertainment & media; Financial services; Forest, paper & packaging; Health industries; Hospitality & leisure; Industrial manufacturing; Industrial products; Insurance; Metals; Pharmaceuticals & life science; Public sector; Real estate; Retail & consumer; Technology; Transportation & logistics; Utilities
Practice Areas: Capital projects & infrastructure; Corporate finance; Deals; Finance; Forensic services; Operations; People & change; Risk management; Security; Technology

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