Strategy consulting, often referred to as strategic consultancy or boardroom consulting, is one the most ‘high-end’ and prestigious segments within the professional services industry. The domain of strategy consulting focuses on supporting private sector clients with the development of corporate / business unit strategies and helping public sector organisations with public policy.

The market for strategy consulting services consists of five main disciplines: Corporate Strategy, Public Sector Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Organisational Strategy and Functional Strategy. An overview of the key expertise areas per discipline:

  • Development Strategies
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Public Sector Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Organizational Strategies
  • Functional Strategy

What Is the Difference Between Management Consulting and Strategy Consulting?

Management and strategy consulting are interrelated, and some management consultants specialize in strategy consulting. However, there is a clear distinction. The major difference is that strategy consulting is directed mainly at the executive level, where you help CEOs and the board of directors define long-term strategies for the company. Additionally, strategy consultants are more narrowly focused on a specific industry or business and are typically hired only by large companies, whereas management consultants can apply their expertise to consulting in numerous fields and company sizes.
Management consultants are experts who are trained to solve complex problems, devise invaluable strategies and improve the financial and operational health of their clients' organization. ... Most companies hire management consultants for their industry insight, problem solving abilities and logical objectivity.
  • An Objective based on the Outsider's Perspective. Especially true for small to mid-size companies, owners and senior management normally have invested significant time, energy, and resources into their companies. ...
  • Accomplishing Short-Term Goals. ...
  • Leveraging New Skills. ...
  • Outside Market Knowledge
  • The luxury of having time to Plan
Consulting is the business of providing expert advice to a specific group of people. So what do consultants do? In a practical sense, they advise. They pull from their niche experience, industry understanding, and problem solving abilities to offer valuable advice to a specific type of client or group of people.

Other characteristics that differentiate strategy consulting from other consulting disciplines:
• Strategy consulting requires a high level of quantitative/analytics skills
• Projects typically have a shorter time-span and tighter deadlines, with longer working hours the result
• Strategy consultants mainly work from their own office instead of being based at client premises
• Clients are typically strategic portfolio holders such as CXO’s, executives and/or senior managers

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