Professionals in business management consulting occupations provide services to management such as analysing the structure, operations, managerial methods, or functions of an organization in order to propose, plan and implement improvements. They are employed by management consulting firms throughout the public and private sectors or are self-employed.

Some of the professional services in business management consultancy include:

  • Business management consultant
  • Business methods analyst
  • Health information management consultant
  • ISO consultant
  • Management analyst
  • Operations management senior consultant
  • Organization and methods researcher
  • Organizational analysis consultant
  • Organizational analyst
  • Records management specialist

What are their main duties and responsibilities?

  • Analysing and providing advice on the managerial methods and organization of a public or private sector establishment.
  • Conducting research to determine efficiency and effectiveness of managerial policies and programs.
  • Conducting assessments and propose improvements to methods, systems, and procedures in areas such as operations, human resources, records management and communications,
  • Conducting quality audits and develop quality management and quality assurance standards for ISO (International Organization for Standardization) registration
  • Providing guidance and support to businesses on regulatory policies and procedures; ensure internal compliance with regulatory requirements; and prepare submissions and filings with regulatory bodies.
  • Planning the re-organization of the operations of an establishment.
  • Supervising contracted researchers or clerical staff.
  • Undertaking other employment requirements

What are the requirements to become a Business Consultant professional?

Many people can apply to become a business management professional.

The only requirement is that of a bachelor’s degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or a related discipline. A graduate degree in business administration may be required.

Although, some companies may require business management consultants to have an additional certification provided a provincial management consulting association. Moreover, Certification as a quality auditor may be required for selective occupations in this unit group. Occupations in health information management consulting may require certification by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).

Ultimately, work advancements to senior and managerial positions is possible with experience.

There are a handful of professions that are excluded from the selection requirements. They consist of Business development officers, marketing researchers and consultants along with Economists, economic policy researchers, financial analysts, Investment analysts, Financial auditors and accountants, Health information management occupations, Industrial and manufacturing engineers, Other financial officers, Records management technicians, Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers.

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