Business Management Consulting Professionals

(NOC 1122)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

This group includes those who provide services to management like analyzing the structure, operations, managerial methods or functions of an organization to propose, plan and implement improvements. They work for management consulting firms and throughout the public and private sectors or are self-employed.

Job Outlook

Good

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  • Estimate Decline slightly employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 110 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate -1305 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 4210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “good”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is better than average when compared to other occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a fairly large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities occur fairly regularly. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline slightly over the next few years, which may affect the number of new opportunities available (yet overall job prospects are still considered good due to other factors). With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Business Management Consulting Professionals most commonly work full-time hours. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 59% of Business Management Consulting Professionals who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $62,593. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$21.79

Minimum

$34.62

Median

$53.85

Maximum

Annual Pay

$4,868

Minimum

$53,699

Median

$105,634

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$27.85

Median

$38.46

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

This group includes those who provide services to management like analyzing the structure, operations, managerial methods or functions of an organization to propose, plan and implement improvements. They work for management consulting firms and throughout the public and private sectors or are self-employed.

Job duties

Management consultants:

  • Analyze and provide advice on the managerial methods and organization of a public or private sector organization.
  • Research to determine efficiency and effectiveness of managerial policies and programs.
  • Complete assessments and suggest improvements to methods, systems and procedures in areas like operations, human resources, records management and communications.
  • Complete quality audits and develop quality management and quality assurance standards for ISO (International Organization for Standardization) registration.
  • Plan the reorganization of the operations of an organization.
  • May supervise contracted researchers or clerical staff.

Sample job titles

  • business consultant
  • conference facilitator
  • corporate planner
  • management consultant
  • organizational analyst
  • records management specialist
  • standards specialist
  • team training specialist
  • transition management consultant

Skills

You need good interpersonal skills and effective spoken and written communication skills. You should be organized and capable of analytical and logical thought. Negotiating skills and research skills are also important.

Job requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or a related discipline.
  • A graduate degree in business administration may be required.
  • Some organizations may require management consultants to be certified by a provincial management consulting association.
  • Certification as a quality auditor may be required for some jobs in this group.
  • Jobs in health information management consulting may require certification by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).

Other considerations

Many companies are contracting with outside firms to provide professional services so the number of people working on a contract basis is likely to increase. Movement to senior and managerial positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

1,260

employed in 2016

81.0%

employed full-time

34.1%

self employed

40.1%
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59.9%
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47.8

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

78.4%

employed full-time

6.6%

self employed

73.4%
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26.6%
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47.9

median age

Where will I likely work?

74.3%

Halifax

7.9%

Annapolis Valley

7.5%

Southern

7.5%

North Shore

2.8%

Cape Breton

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

52.5%

Professional, scientific and technical services

11.2%

Finance and insurance

6.7%

Public administration

6.7%

Information and cultural industries

3.1%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

What is the age of Employment?

30.0%

45-54

21.0%

55-64

19.0%

25-34

17.0%

35-44

11.0%

65+

2.0%

15-24

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

26.3%

45-54

22.6%

55-64

19.4%

35-44

16.7%

25-34

7.5%

65+

Top levels of education

39.1%

Bachelor

$56,393 median annual income
19.4%

College Diploma

$52,800 median annual income
18.6%

Master

$53,560 median annual income
11.5%

High school

$60,328 median annual income
4.3%

Diploma Below Bachelor

$20,459 median annual income

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

33.8%

College Diploma

$36,304 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$32,903 median annual income
22.8%

Bachelor

$41,755 median annual income
5.8%

Trade Certification

$34,807 median annual income
4.9%

Less than high school

$23,174 median annual income

Education & training

Business Administration and Management

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. They include courses in management theory, human resources management and behaviour, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Institutions providing this program

Maritime Business College

Lower Sackville, NS

Academy of Learning Career College - Halifax

Halifax, NS

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture

Truro, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus

Middleton, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

Springhill, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

Yarmouth, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

Kentville, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus

Bridgewater, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

Stellarton, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute

Port Hawkesbury, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

Truro, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Ivany Campus

Dartmouth, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Online Learning

Various, NS

Business/Commerce

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs focus on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and non-profit public and private institutions and agencies. They prepare students to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Information Technology Project Management

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students to design, develop, and manage information technology projects in a variety of companies and organizations. They include courses in principles of project management, risk management, procurement and contract management, information security management, software management, organizational principles and behaviour, communications, quality assurance, financial analysis, leadership, and team effectiveness.

Institutions providing this program

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Law (LLB, JD, BCL)

University Program

These programs prepare students for the independent professional practice of common or civil law, for becoming a Quebec notary, for taking bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. They include courses in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Operations Management and Supervision

College or University Program

These programs prepare students to manage and direct the physical and/or technical functions of a firm or organization, particularly those relating to development, production, and manufacturing. They include courses in principles of general management, manufacturing and production systems, plant management, equipment maintenance management, production control, industrial labour relations and skilled trades supervision, strategic manufacturing policy, systems analysis, productivity analysis and cost control, and materials planning.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

Regulations

Certified Health Information Management Professional

Professional Designation: Professional designation exists and shows that the holder has met the standards for the job. Employers may require professional designation, but professional designation is not necessary to do this work.

Regulating body:
Canadian Health Information Management Association
201 King Street
London, ON N6A 1C9
(888)-402-4462

Contacts

Canadian Association of Management Consultants
Toronto, ON

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.