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 Services247,479
874200Management consulting services93,464
87420000Management consulting services93,464
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,347
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services617
87420101Automation and robotics consultant1,041
87420102Industrial consultant742
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant188
87420104Maintenance management consultant543
87420105Management engineering330
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,200
87420107Quality assurance consultant686
874202Human resource consulting services12,232
87420200Human resource consulting services3,655
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,450
87420202Incentive or award program consultant277
87420203Labor and union relations consultant156
87420204Personnel management consultant808
87420205Programmed instruction service287
87420206Training and development consultant5,599
874203Marketing consulting services49,048
87420300Marketing consulting services44,528
87420301Distribution channels consultant384
87420302Franchising consultant231
87420303Merchandising consultant308
87420304New products and services consultants443
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,154
874204Industry specialist consultants23,916
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,750
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,663
87420402Construction project management consultant2,309
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,142
87420404Hospital and health services consultant6,149
87420405Public utilities consultant270
87420406Real estate consultant5,689
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,163
87420408Retail trade consultant809
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant569
87420410Transportation consultant2,403
874205Business planning and organizing services19,731
87420500Business planning and organizing services16,541
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant136
87420502Corporation organizing consultant237
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant418
87420504New business start-up consultant662
87420505Planning consultant1,737
874299Management consulting services, nec43,741
87429901Administrative services consultant1,392
87429902Business management consultant13,267
87429903Foreign trade consultant547
87429904General management consultant2,886
87429905Management information systems consultant1,361
87429906Productivity improvement consultant199
87429907Site location consultant159
87429908Financial consultant23,884