Cover Letter for MBA
Management consultants are basically involved with increasing the business performance of clients through their special skills, advice and expertise. They are concerned with the structure, management and strategies followed in an organization to solve major issues and to smoothly run a business. A cover letter for consulting jobs should lay emphasis on the above factors. Skills such as communication, problem solving and team work, and industry knowledge should be the highlight of these cover letters. These skills if mentioned appropriately go a long way to secure the desired job.
The job requires a lot of research and analysis. It also involves preparing proposals and presentations apart from spending majority of their time with the clients. The candidate needs to be quite skilled and should possess leadership qualities to take the appropriate decisions at the right time. These qualities need to reflect in the cover letter through the applicant’s choice of words and professionalism, while writing the letter. The candidate should be eager to take the responsibilities lying ahead and should confirm their excitement to take up the job.
Given below is a sample consulting cover letter for MBA jobs. It can be used as a reference before drafting an effective cover letter for consulting jobs.
Sample Consulting Cover Letter
Bryan C. Smith,
2693 Twin Oaks Drive,
Northport, MI 49670.
Date: May 1, 2005.
Mr. Allen L. Sharp,
Boston Consulting Group
2975 Tully Street,
Detroit, MI 48219.
Dear Mr. Sharp,
I am a first-year MBA student at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and I am very interested in the summer consultant position with the Boston Consulting Group. I believe that my background in science has made me well prepared for the analytical challenges that face strategy consultants and I would like to be considered for an interview.
Before Babson, I worked for 5 years as a biochemist in the drug discovery division of Pfizer. My experience in working on a successful drug discovery project introduced me to both strategy consulting and the overall importance of it in the pharmaceutical industry. As I investigated the field of strategy consulting, I recognized that consulting is analogous to scientific research. In science, you need to solve many different problems by both using past knowledge and thinking creatively. This knowledge then needs to be clearly communicated, so that people can utilize your insights and suggestions. Strategy consulting uses a similar skill set but applies it to business problems instead of purely scientific endeavors.
When I realized that my passion resides in strategy consulting and not in hard science or medicine, I started to research the various firms within this industry. My original interest in BCG was only magnified by my visit to your Boston office in November. I spoke with several employees at length about the culture of BCG and the importance of intellectual curiosity within this culture. I also had a chance to speak with them about their background and how the MBA helped them achieve success as a strategy consultant. My interactions with these BCG employees have made me believe that I would be a strong asset to BCG with my industry knowledge, innovative problem solving ability, successful teamwork skills, and the ability to communicate effectively.
I look forward to meeting with you soon, and hope you consider me for an interview for North American offices. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Bryan C. Smith.
Managing consulting cover letters need to be drafted with a lot of thought, keeping in mind the organization and the kind of job you are applying for. The letter should meet all the job requirements necessary for the job.