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Management Core Concepts

Management Consulting


The term management consulting is used here to describe an industry that focuses on advising companies on the best methods to run their business, particularly their business strategy, operations and leadership.

In general, business models consist of three main pillars: value proposition, value creation and delivery, and value capture, as can be seen in common business model frameworks. 


This "Core Concepts" guide is designed to help you:

  • Explore market intelligence reports
  • Research supply chain best practices 
  • Examine business operations strategies
  • Research leaders and garner inspiration from top executives
  • Help you prepare for a career in Management Consulting

Here are some initial resources to get you started:

Here are some toolkits:

Business Cases

2021-2022 Calendar 


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Case Competition Register by October 8 Virtual / October 14-December 2, 2021
Human Capital Case Competition Register by October 1 Virtual / October 22, 2021
13th Ross Renewable Energy Case Competition Register by October 1 Virtual / October 6-November 4, 2021
Tepper International Case Competition  Register by November 1 Virtual / November 19-20, 2021 
John Molson MBA International Case Competition   Virtual / January 2-8, 2022
11th Kelley National Diversity Case Competition Register by October 31 Bloomington, IN / January 14-15, 2022
6th TCU Neeley Supply Chain Case Competition   Fort Worth, TX / February 3-5, 2022
32nd Scotiabank International Case Competition Registration Pending Ontario, Canada / March 23-26, 2022          
9th National Supply Chain Case Competition Registration Pending Minneapolis, MN / April 6-9, 2022                
25th International Business Ethics Case Competition Registration Pending Cambridge, MA / April 20-22, 2022            
Harvard Global Case Competition  Registration Pending Cambridge, MA / February 22-April 24, 2022