Deep dive into the consulting world
In line with the objective to constantly conquer new talents to prepare for the future, Accenture* concluded an agreement with ESCP Business School - under the aegis of its Foundation - to support the “Consultant Behavior” course, which is part of the 120 hour-specialization “Consulting dynamics and practices”.
For Professor Daniel Rouach, coordinator of the course, "the 30-hour Consultant Behavior course aims at providing, through a transversal approach which includes the different aspects of the Consulting work, a deep knowledge of the Consulting practice. It will focus on operational and behavioural aspects linked to the Consulting practice. It will also include “hard” aspects related to the methods and tools used by Consultants.
What could be more natural than associating a consulting company, recognized as a leader in innovation consulting services, that will offer our students extraordinary learning grounds. I’m looking forward to this partnership with Accenture, which will be rich in lessons."
183 students from over 20 nationalities (Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong-Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, USA) enrolled to deep dive into the world of consulting. Divided into 2 groups (one on a course taught in English, the other in French) they will explore the consultant profession (types of consulting firms, key success factors of becoming a consultant, ethics…), methods and tools (understanding the explicit and implicit demands of clients, diagnosis, strategic plans, strategic Due Diligence…) and the consultant behavior (posture, client relation, ethics, time management…)
On 12nd January, the course has been launched. Students met Lyna Laalou, ESCP Alumna and Senior Manager Strategy & Consulting, Accenture to exchange about her career path at Accenture.
“Flexible hours, new projects and clients every few months, autonomy, variety and freedom: Consulting comes with all of these perks. If consulting is the right path for you, prepare to work hard, learn constantly and challenge your mind. You’ll get an insider’s view into how the global economy works, and you’ll get to put your stamp on it. It doesn’t get more rewarding than that” she said.
"We are delighted and proud to welcome Accenture as a sponsor of this "Consulting Behaviour" course. Thanks to the support of this major player, the course will be enriched with new expertise and will also allow our students to live new experiences and to guide their career's choices!" said Pascale Pernet, Chairs & Business Development Director, ESCP.
* Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.