Industry: 8742—Management Consulting Services
Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing operating counsel and assistance to managements of private, nonprofit, and public organizations. These establishments generally perform a variety of activities, such as strategic and organizational planning; financial planning and budgeting; marketing objectives and policies; information systems planning, evaluation and selection; human resource policies and practices planning; and production scheduling and control planning. These establishments are characterized by the breadth and scope of the problems they address.

Administrative management consultantsMarketing consultants
General management consultantsOperations research consultants
Human resource consultantsPersonnel management consultants, except employment service
Management engineering consultantsPhysical distribution consultants
Management information systems consultantsSite location consultants
Manufacturing management consultants
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
8742Management Consulting Services249,547
874200Management consulting services94,168
87420000Management consulting services94,168
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,410
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services617
87420101Automation and robotics consultant1,031
87420102Industrial consultant769
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant191
87420104Maintenance management consultant551
87420105Management engineering338
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,209
87420107Quality assurance consultant704
874202Human resource consulting services12,384
87420200Human resource consulting services3,679
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,470
87420202Incentive or award program consultant278
87420203Labor and union relations consultant159
87420204Personnel management consultant822
87420205Programmed instruction service281
87420206Training and development consultant5,695
874203Marketing consulting services49,600
87420300Marketing consulting services45,044
87420301Distribution channels consultant391
87420302Franchising consultant238
87420303Merchandising consultant306
87420304New products and services consultants445
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,176
874204Industry specialist consultants24,154
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,780
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,671
87420402Construction project management consultant2,323
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,159
87420404Hospital and health services consultant6,192
87420405Public utilities consultant276
87420406Real estate consultant5,777
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,164
87420408Retail trade consultant812
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant579
87420410Transportation consultant2,421
874205Business planning and organizing services19,776
87420500Business planning and organizing services16,541
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant144
87420502Corporation organizing consultant241
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant421
87420504New business start-up consultant678
87420505Planning consultant1,751
874299Management consulting services, nec44,055
87429901Administrative services consultant1,387
87429902Business management consultant13,347
87429903Foreign trade consultant557
87429904General management consultant2,855
87429905Management information systems consultant1,370
87429906Productivity improvement consultant207
87429907Site location consultant159
87429908Financial consultant24,126