Professional Consulting Practice

From small businesses to corporations, any organization can benefit from an expert consultation. Professional consultants analyze situations and make recommendations based on their own expertise. To be a successful consultant, you must be able to understand client challenges, provide credible advice, and manage your practice.

The Professional Consulting Practice course will teach you how to leverage your existing skills to become a consultant. You will learn how to analyze an organization, how to serve a diverse clientele, and how build a credible, solutions-driven consulting practice.

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6 Months / 100 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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George Mason University

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Course code: GES2041

What you will learn

  • How to build credibility in your area of expertise
  • How to work with your clients and understand their needs
  • How to deliver results and measure them

How you will benefit

  • Gain the confidence to build your own consultancy
  • Manage your productivity to create a successful consulting business
  • Use brand strategies to market your consulting practice

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
  1. What Does a Consultant Do?
  2. Benefits and Challenges of Consulting
  3. Consulting Skills
  4. Building Credibility
  5. Your Area of Expertise
  6. Analyzing Client Needs
  7. Individuals, Organizations, Communities
  8. Working with Clients
  9. Delivering and Measuring Results
  10. Running a Consulting Business

Jamie Calbeto is an educator specializing in business, information technology, and logistics. He was both faculty at RMIT University Vietnam for more than a decade, teaching supply chain management and coordinating in the School of Business. Calbeto holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Central Florida, a Master of Science in Industrial Technology from East Carolina University, and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Any word processing application (not included in enrollment).
  • QuickTime.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

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This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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