The Consulting Oxford Study Programme is an intellectually challenging and varied course, with an emphasis on how to succeed in this desirable job market.
|Start dates: January, March and September||Location: Yarnton Manor, Oxford||Duration: 1 term (10-12 weeks)|
|Price: £12,995 (£13,995 from September 2017)||This course is ideal for: 19s – 25s||English requirement: IELTS 5.5 (it is not compulsory to have taken an English test)|
Consulting is an intellectually challenging, varied and, above all, rewarding career, with an interesting mix of work and plenty of responsibility. But it is also a highly competitive job market, and for the best chance of success, it pays to understand what it is that employers are looking for and prepare for the demanding recruitment process. On the Consulting Oxford Study Programme course, you will learn what it takes to achieve a successful start to your career in consulting, and analyse the skills necessary to climb the career ladder in a consulting firm. This intensive course is designed to improve your employability, putting you in the strong position you need to be in to secure your first graduate consulting job.
On the Consulting course, you will gain an understanding of the variety of different possible job roles open to you in consulting and gain an in-depth appreciation of why companies need consultants. You will explore the nature of the day-to-day work of a consultant. You will learn about the consulting job cycle and effective project management and you will devote a great deal of time to identifying and analysing the key attributes required to succeed as a consultant. You will become thoroughly familiar with the consulting recruitment process, including the likely stages you will have to go through and what employers are looking for in graduate candidates. You will have the chance to practise some challenging sample interview questions and you will ll learn what is expected in your answer when you are asked questions on business cases. You will also learn how to go about finding a job in consulting, and you will receive detailed guidance on how to strengthen your CV and covering letter.
The first weeks of the course will be taken up with studying in an Oxbridge tutorial-style environment. Later in the course, the focus shifts more towards independent study as you research and prepare a substantial piece of work, which could include a case study on how a business could grow internationally or a thesis on the successes and failures of a particular business that interests you.
The main focus for the Consulting course is on analysing the skills needed to gain a graduate job as a consultant. The following topics are samples of what you will study:
- Careers in Consultancy
- What Makes a Great Consultant?
- The Consulting Recruitment Process
- Polishing your Consulting CV
To consolidate what you learn in the classroom, you will have the opportunity to go on day trips to see consultants at work ‘in the field’. One of the trips you will make will be to the Coca Cola plant in Milton Keynes, where you will have the opportunity to assess the organisation’s marketing and sales strategies and understand the measures Coca Cola takes to improve the productivity of its workforce and processes.
Why take the Consulting Oxford Study Programme course?
The Consulting course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to make a successful application for a graduate job with a consulting firm and to make a strong start to your consulting career. You will receive expert career guidance throughout the course, which will be tailored to your individual goals and ambitions. You will leave Oxford Royale Academy in an excellent position to stand out from the competition in this competitive job market.