Consulting is one of the most popular career options for MBA students, and Michigan Ross has an impressive track record of placing graduates at the most prestigious firms in the industry.

Our experience-driven approach to learning helps you develop the critical-thinking skills required for success in a consulting career. Most important, our MAP program immerses you in an intensive, seven-week engagement that brings you hands-on experience and allows you to demonstrate success during consulting interviews.

You will get the exposure you need to consulting firms through the Consulting Club and consulting firm activities on campus, including presentations and workshops, coffee chats, and office hours. Specialized support from the Career Development Office will help you prepare for interviews and land a great job.  

Employment Data for Consulting

Sample hiring companies include: accenture, Bain & Co. McKinsey & Co., Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group and PwC


33.1% of Ross grads went into various types of Consulting roles:





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Function Median Mean Range % of reported Median
Consulting $145,000 $135,754 $70,000-$170,000 95.3% $25,000
Strategy Consulting $147,000 $138,501 $70,000-$170,000 95.1% $25,000
Internal Consulting $118,000 $118,871 $108,585-$140,000 90.9% $20,000
Operations/Process Management $135,000 $136,973 $100,780-$152,500 100% $25,000
IT/Systems Consulting $135,000 $128,000 $90,000-$147,000 100% $25,000

Consulting Co-Curricular Activities 

Consulting Club at Ross

The Consulting Club at Ross helps its members hone their network skills, excel at case and fit interviews and explore consulting as a career path post-MBA.

Community Consulting Club

The CCC provides students the opportunity to have a tangible impact on the local non-profit community through consulting engagements that promote action-based learning.

Recent MAP Challenges in Consulting

MAP allows you to "dip your toe" into particular industries and functions during your time at Ross to help you figure out if this is the career path you want to pursue. It’s a great way to gain experience, stretch yourself, and explore something different. Take a look at some past MAP projects in this career path for an idea of what you can experience at Ross.

Miami, Florida

Craft a business plan to increase overall fleet profitability.

Florham Park, NJ

Identify opportunities for the Jets to attain meaningful sponsorship revenue growth.

Helsinki, Finland

Design and apply a financial risk rating strategy to a new type of multi-asset investment fund.

Consulting Students

Caitlin Cordell

I've played sports since I was 4 years old and have always found my passion in the experience of working toward a common goal among peers who challenge, support, and inspire me. It's one of the main...

Caio Brandao

I was born and raised just outside Sao Paulo and made my whole academic and professional trajectory in that city. Before business school, I had the opportunity to work for ten years at companies that...

Sabaina Kamara

I am a native Marylander; but, worked in the Washington, D.C. metro area for 4.5 years. Prior to Ross, I worked at Fortney & Scott, a nationally recognized management and employment law firm, as...