Management Consulting Minor

Do you like solving tough problems and helping organizations create maximum value for their customers and stakeholders? Does the thought of working with really smart, passionate people on an ever-changing set of business challenges excite you? If so, then the Management Consulting Minor may be the perfect complement to your current major. This unique minor is designed to complement any major at Temple, opening up an incredible number of new job opportunities, beyond those you might traditionally explore in your field. The minor is open to all Temple University students, regardless of school.

All Management Consulting courses and the minor are designed to equip you with the hard and soft skills required of successful consultants, whether working for a big named firm like Grant Thornton, Deloitte, or PwC; a regional firm; a boutique firm; or as an internal consultant for a traditional company. The skills you will develop are also transferable to general management, entrepreneurial endeavors, non-profit organizations and public agencies. Each course is taught by a practicing consultant, ensuring the skill set you develop is current and relevant. Furthermore, to ensure the program is practical, every course has an experiential learning component, including live consulting projects, with real clients in some of the courses. Each course also includes opportunities to network with and learn from senior practitioners who come into the class as guest speakers, coaches, judges and lecturers.

Working together, the courses, minor, extracurricular activities like the Temple Consulting Club, and partnerships with dozens of firms have been designed to equip you for success in the industry. If you are thinking about declaring the management consulting minor, consider enrolling in SGM 2525 Management Consulting: Principles and Practices. By the end of the course you will know whether or not consulting is the right career path for you. If it is, the minor awaits you. If not, you will have picked up a set of skills that you can use for the rest of your career.

  • Open to business and non-business students.
  • Designed to benefit students by giving them an option to study how they might apply the functional discipline of their respective major to the field of consulting, thereby expanding their employability beyond a single industry or function.
  • All students in the Fox School of Business and Management are required to take the prerequisite courses as part of their lower division Fox School foundation.
  • Four prerequisite courses are required for this minor:1
    MIS 2101Information Systems in Organizations3
    or MIS 2901 Honors: Information Systems in Organizations
    ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
    or ECON 1901 Honors Macroeconomic Principles
    or ECON 1102 Microeconomic Principles
    or ECON 1902 Honors Microeconomic Principles
    HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
    or HRM 1901 Honors Leadership and Organizational Management
    LGLS 1101Legal Environment of Business3
    or LGLS 1901 Honors Legal Environment of Business
  • Four courses are required for this minor:
    SGM 2525Management Consulting: Principles and Practices3
    SGM 3525Engagement Management3
    Select one of the following Management Consulting electives:3
    Lean Startup: Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Test and Launch Your Ideas
    Special Topics - Strategic Management
    Select one of the following Experiential electives:3
    New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder
    HR on the Ground 2
    Total Credit Hours12
  • All courses required for the minor must be taken at Temple University. Residency excludes the prerequisite courses.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course, unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • To declare or rescind this minor, visit the Fox School of Business and Management.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.