Career Outcomes in Consulting

Top Consulting Employers of Michigan Ross MBA Graduates

of graduates went into consulting.


median base salary.


graduates accepted offers from McKinsey & Co. 

2021 Detailed Compensation Information–Consulting

Function base salary MEDIAN base salary MEAN base salary RANGE SIGNING BONUS % Signing Bonus MEDIAN
Consulting $160,000 $152,648 $67,136-$180,000 96.4% $30,000
General Consulting $165,000 $153,159 $90,000-$170,000 97.40% $30,000
Human Capital Consulting $160,000 $157,143 $150,000-$160,000 100% $30,000
Internal Consulting $127,838 $130,323 $122,000-$145,000 91.7% $22,500
Management Consulting $165,000 $157,401 $67,136-$170,000 96.40% $25,000
Operations/Process Consulting $165,000 $152,273 $115,000-$180,000 100% $30,000
Technology Consulting $152,500 $150,314 $124,000-$168,000 100.00% $25,800

Here’s How You’ll Get There

From the classroom to real boardrooms, the Ross MBA experience is designed to help you stand out as you recruit for the most desirable jobs in consulting.

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Add a Data and Business Analytics Concentration to Your MBA 

The Data and Business Analytics Concentration is perfect for students interested in consulting roles. The concentration is designed for students looking to hone their analytical skills in an effort to provide data-driven business recommendations.

Data and Business Analytics Concentration

Tackle MAP Projects in Consulting

As part of the Michigan Ross core curriculum, you’ll fully dedicate yourself to working with an organization on solving a real business problem right before your summer internship. Take a look at recent MAP projects in consulting.


San Francisco, CA;Buenos Aires, Argentina;Sao Paulo, Brazil

Complete a market segmentation and go-to-market strategy for new technology and business models to connect the underconnected in emerging markets.

Kraft Heinz Company

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Santiago, Chile, Bangkok, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Create a global commercial market entry strategy for Kraft Heinz's export business.

Plan International - Australia

Brisbane, Australia;Melbourne, Australia;Honiara, Soloman Islands

Develop a business case assessing the market potential and viability of 3D printing technology being developed to produce water supply system spare parts from recycled plastics.

Take Targeted Consulting Courses

Learn from professors with experience, who made their name in consulting. Courses will cover everything from complex global strategy to smart negotiation skills. 

Dive Deeper into Consulting Experiences

Your immersion in consulting doesn’t stop with focused academics. Outside the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to add real consulting experiences to your resume.

Consulting Club

The Consulting Club at Ross educates its members about the management consulting industry and helps them successfully navigate the consulting recruiting process.

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Community Consulting Club

The Community Consulting Club (CCC) provides pro bono consulting services to Ann Arbor nonprofits. CCC engagements vary in scope, but may focus on marketing, strategy, operations or financial analysis. 

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Data Insights & Analytics Group (DIAG)

DIAG differentiates itself from other professional clubs focused on tech or analytics by providing its members with data-science-focused consulting projects for companies, nonprofit organizations, and government entities.

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Watch Our Consulting Webinar

Three second-year MBA students share their experience recruiting in consulting, while breaking down how to master case interviews and the academic preparation at Ross that will help you succeed. 


Experience MAP at Michigan Ross

Get an inside look at what a MAP consulting project really looks like by following a team of Michigan Ross MBAs to Brazil, where they work on a challenge set by Procter & Gamble.

Get the Support You Need to Get the Consulting Job You Want

Our Career Development Office will be with you every step of the way to help you find and land a job you love in consulting.

Student Ambassadors with Interest in Consulting

With more peer coaches than any other business school, at Ross you’re sure to find a student with experience and insight into the industry you’re interested in. Why not reach out and connect?

Lisa Han
Student ambassador
Class of 2022
The West Coast is The Best Coast. Here in Ann Arbor, you'll find me repping LA pretty hard. After living in SoCal my entire life, I moved to Ann Arbor with my...
Ipsit Pradhan
Student ambassador
Class of 2023
I have spent five years working with PwC-Advisory, where I was based out of Mumbai for the first two years and the remaining three in Bangalore. I started as...

You’ll Be Pushed and Supported in a Consulting FACT Group

These small, career-specific teams come together weekly to offer information, guidance, and support as you prepare for internship recruiting. FACT groups (Functional Accountability Career Teams) are facilitated by second-year MBA peer coaches. 

FACT Group Spotlight: Consulting (External & Internal) 

Interviewing for consulting jobs during your MBA isn’t your typical job interview. This FACT Group will help you navigate the case interview process, keep you on track to meet your goals, and help you establish better relationships with recruiters. 

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