MBA students prefer working in management consulting

21 January 2013

Management consulting is globally one of the most popular branches among students. A recent study in India yet again demonstrates the huge popularity of the advisory branche. At least 80% of students in Indian business schools indicate that they pursue a career in consulting.

The survey, carried out by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in collaboration with the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), was held among 979 MBA students.


According to the survey, over 80% of MBA students across age groups, gender, and with different levels of experience want to pursue a career in consulting. Three reasons stand out. 52% of the respondents think that consulting companies provide global engagement opportunities. Moreover, around 28% of students view consulting as a potential long-term career and 30% view it as a stepping stone to leadership positions outside consulting.

The MBA students also indicate that they are more likely to choose for a specific consulting firm if the firm organizes events, such as business courses, in-house days, or internship opportunities.