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Professional occupations in business management consulting

OaSIS code 11201.00

Professionals in business management consulting occupations 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.

Overview

Also known as

  • 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

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Provide guidance and support to businesses on regulatory policies and procedures; ensure internal compliance with regulatory requirements; and prepare submissions and filings with regulatory bodies
  • 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, security 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 businesses on regulatory policies and procedures; ensure internal compliance with regulatory requirements; and prepare submissions and filings with regulatory bodies
  • Plan the reorganization of the operations of an establishment
  • May supervise contracted researchers or clerical staff.

Additional information

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

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Financial auditors and accountants (11100)
  • Financial and investment analysts (11101)
  • Other financial officers (11109)
  • Health information management occupations (12111)
  • Records management technicians (12112)
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineers (21321)
  • Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers (22231)
  • Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts (41401)
  • Business development officers and market researchers and analysts (41402)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

1 – Business, finance and administration occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

11 – Professional occupations in finance and business

Sub-major group

112 – Professional occupations in business

Minor group

1120 – Human resources and business service professionals

Unit group

11201 – Professional occupations in business management consulting

Occupational profile

11201.00 – Professional occupations in business management consulting

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Coworkers
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
5 - Highest Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Establishements throughout the private and public sector
  • Management consulting firms
  • Self-employed

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
4 - High Level
Deductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Inductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluation
5 - Highest Level
Persuading
5 - Highest Level
Systems Analysis
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating
4 - High Level
Critical Thinking
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
5 - Extremely important
Analytical Thinking
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Concern for Others
4 - Highly important