National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.0


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1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting

This unit group includes those who provide services to management such as analyzing the structure, operations, managerial methods or functions of an organization in order to propose, plan and implement improvements. They are employed by management consulting firms and throughout the public and private sectors or are self-employed.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • business management consultant
    • business methods analyst
    • health information management consultant
    • ISO consultant
    • management analyst
    • operations management senior consultant
    • organization and methods researcher
    • organizational analysis consultant
    • organizational analyst
    • records management specialist

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (See 4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants)
    • Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts (See 4162 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts)
    • Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers (See 2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers)
    • Financial and investment analysts (See 1112 Financial and investment analysts)
    • Financial auditors and accountants (See 1111 Financial auditors and accountants)
    • Health information management occupations (See 1252 Health information management occupations)
    • Industrial and manufacturing engineers (See 2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers)
    • Other financial officers (See 1114 Other financial officers)
    • Records management technicians (See 1253 Records management technicians)
  • Main duties

    Management consultants perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Analyze and provide advice on the managerial methods and organization of a public or private sector establishment
    • Conduct research to determine efficiency and effectiveness of managerial policies and programs
    • Conduct assessments and propose improvements to methods, systems and procedures in areas such as operations, human resources, records management and communications
    • Conduct quality audits and develop quality management and quality assurance standards for ISO (International Organization for Standardization) registration
    • Provide guidance and support to business on regulatory policies and procedures; ensure internal compliance with regulatory requirements; prepare submissions and filings with regulatory bodies
    • Plan the reorganization of the operations of an establishment
    • May supervise contracted researchers or clerical staff.
  • Employment requirements

    • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or a related discipline is usually required.
    • A graduate degree in business administration may be required.
    • Some establishments may require management consultants to be certified by a provincial management consulting association.
    • Certification as a quality auditor may be required for some occupations in this unit group.
    • Occupations in health information management consulting may require certification by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).
  • Additional information

    • Progression to senior and managerial positions is possible with experience.
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