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Business Schools React To Consulting's Digital Revolution

The management consulting sector wants MBAs who combine tech skills with business acumen

By  Seb Murray

Thu Sep 27 2018

An increasing portion of management consulting revenue comes from digital service lines—data analytics, artificial intelligence and the cloud. But now firms, in the midst of a digital transformation, are struggling to acquire staff who can combine tech skills with business acumen.  

Companies are crying out for advice on how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital revolution—and how to avoid being disrupted. Revenues of the consulting line have increased by more than $20 billion since 2016.

Digitization has been a big theme for consulting for a number of years, but it isn’t just the clients who are impacted. Technology is changing the way consultants operate, such as firms introducing AI tools into their workflows...

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