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 Services242,445
874200Management consulting services96,914
87420000Management consulting services96,914
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,458
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services627
87420101Automation and robotics consultant994
87420102Industrial consultant792
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant198
87420104Maintenance management consultant562
87420105Management engineering344
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,230
87420107Quality assurance consultant711
874202Human resource consulting services11,133
87420200Human resource consulting services3,537
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,272
87420202Incentive or award program consultant276
87420203Labor and union relations consultant169
87420204Personnel management consultant821
87420205Programmed instruction service291
87420206Training and development consultant4,767
874203Marketing consulting services46,309
87420300Marketing consulting services42,036
87420301Distribution channels consultant409
87420302Franchising consultant246
87420303Merchandising consultant327
87420304New products and services consultants424
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant2,867
874204Industry specialist consultants24,083
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,881
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,754
87420402Construction project management consultant2,282
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,133
87420404Hospital and health services consultant5,896
87420405Public utilities consultant267
87420406Real estate consultant5,791
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,206
87420408Retail trade consultant856
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant616
87420410Transportation consultant2,401
874205Business planning and organizing services18,922
87420500Business planning and organizing services15,674
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant147
87420502Corporation organizing consultant247
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant427
87420504New business start-up consultant689
87420505Planning consultant1,738
874299Management consulting services, nec39,626
87429901Administrative services consultant1,425
87429902Business management consultant9,408
87429903Foreign trade consultant578
87429904General management consultant2,774
87429905Management information systems consultant1,372
87429906Productivity improvement consultant218
87429907Site location consultant165
87429908Financial consultant23,637