Become a Business Consultant

You will learn: what a business consultant does and how to consult, how to develop your skills to succeed in a business consulting career, how to get hired for a job as a business consultant, and how to start your own consulting business and get clients.

What Happens In the Business Consultant Certificate Course

The Business Consultant Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Business Consultant). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Business Consultant Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Business Consultant Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

If you’ve always wondered how to become a management consultant, this course includes advice that will help you succeed in this career.

Course Topics

The Business Consultant Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Business Consultant Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become a Business Consultant

In this course, you will learn how to become a business consultant, including how to start your own consultant business. Topics covered in the Business Consultant Certificate Course include the following:

Introduction to Business Consulting

What a Business Consultant Does

  • Business Consulting Specializations
  • Steps in a Consulting Project
  • Conducting a Needs Analysis
  • Determining Project Specifics (scope, timeline, team, budget)
  • Information Gathering Techniques
  • Identifying Possible Solutions
  • How to Present Your Recommendations to the Client
  • Post-Project Review
  • Samples of Business Consulting Assignments

Developing Your Skills

  • Skills Assessment
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Business Ethics
  • Ways to Learn Business Consulting

Getting Hired as a Business Consultant or Management Consultant

  • Jobs at Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Jobs
  • How to Find Job Openings
  • Job-Hunting Materials
  • Job Interviews
  • The Job Offer

Starting Your Own Consulting Business

  • Getting Started
  • Financial Matters
  • Setting Your Fees
  • Getting Paid
  • Client Contracts
  • Working with Other People

Getting Clients

  • Choose Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Creating Proposals
  • Your Sales Presentation
  • Succeeding as a Consultant

Information in the Business Consultant Course is also relevant for individuals considering how to become a management consultant.

What Is Included in the Business Consultant Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Business Consultant Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Business Consultant Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Business Consultants for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Business Consultant Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Business Consultant (e-book edition)


Register for the Business Consultant Certificate Course

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Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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About a Career as a Business Consultant

Imagine having a high paying career where executives turn to you for direction in running their businesses. As a business consultant you will help businesses and other organizations identify problems, and you will recommend solutions to those problems.

Business consultants are respected and relied upon in every industry in every country. Consultants are admired for both their expertise and their independence.

As a business consultant (also known as a management consultant) you might choose to specialize in areas such as: communications consulting, e-business consulting, human resources consulting, marketing consulting, organizational development, small business consulting, strategic planning, or any other areas organizations need professional advice.

Especially in a slow economy, companies need business consultants to help them increase revenues and cut costs. It is no wonder business consultants are among the most highly paid professionals.

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Would you prefer to earn a Management Consultant certificate? This course content is also available in the Management Consultant Certificate Course. Note: students may take either the Business Consultant course or the Management Consultant course, not both.
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  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

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It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

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We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

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  • How Much Can You Earn as a Business Consultant?
    Business consultants are among the most highly paid professionals. Entry-level consultants earn an average of $65,000 annually while senior partners earn an average of over $300,000. Independent business consultants can earn $35 to $400 or more per hour. Many factors go into determining fees, including the consultant’s experience, geographic location, specialization, and type of client.
  • What Does a Business Consultant Do?
    As a business consultant you will help businesses and other organizations identify problems, and you will recommend solutions to those problems. As a business consultant you might choose to specialize in areas such as: communications consulting, e-business consulting, human resources consulting, marketing consulting, organizational development, small business consulting, strategic planning, or any other areas organizations need professional advice.
  • How Do I Become a Business Consultant?
    Earning a certificate as a business consultant will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional business consultant. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Business Consultant Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Business Consultant Certificate Course you will earn certification as a business consultant and learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional business consultant. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.