You can't fix a problem until you understand it. Analytical consulting is the science of gathering data and the art of interpreting it. Companies will trust you to know what the numbers mean, what to do, and what to expect. This is the career for the person who wants to be out front, leading the way.
Two Key Areas
Analytical consulting is based on your ability to break data down and make recommendations. What numbers are important? What methods should be used to use to break those numbers down? How do you prove the results? All these points (and more) are analyzed, studied, modeled, and made into a recommendation for action.
Then, your communication skills will be tested. Krannert offers great opportunities to improve presentation skills and showcase consulting talent through case competitions. An analytical consultant has to be able to clearly describe the findings to the stakeholders and to persuade them to follow the recommendations. This is critical to your success.
Analytical consulting professionals work for consulting firms - traveling often to work with a variety of clients. Large corporations also hire and depend on analytical consultants to ensure the business runs effectively.