Professional Apprenticeship for Consulting Excellence (PACE)

Apprentices in the Professional Apprenticeship for Consulting Excellence (PACE) program experience the reality and the rewards of consulting as they actively participate in client delivery and professional networking. Real work experience, combined with weekly classroom training, professional coaching and mentoring, along with an independent  business case study, ensures that individuals who complete this intense 25-week program have the practical knowledge, skills, and experience required to be full-fledged management consultants.


Classroom Training

In addition to working approximately forty hours per week on client projects, apprentices receive dedicated professional classroom training, taught by certified/licensed experts. Topics cover Knowledge Domains (such as Problem Solving Tools & Techniques, Business Process Definition & Documentation); Interpersonal Effectiveness; and General Business Skills. Classes are held once a week from 5:30pm-9pm. Dinner is provided to all participants. See our full list of course offerings here.

In addition to the classroom training, each apprentice must conduct an independent business case study, which they present to an executive panel at the end of the 25-week program.

Additional Program Components

  • Coaching and Mentoring: MPS provides weekly group coaching and individual coaching to help apprentices hone professional skills.
  • Performance Evaluations: Each PACE apprentice receives three formal diagnostic performance evaluations.
  • Career Transition Support: Throughout the apprenticeship, MPS assists in the transition to management consulting and provides career coaching to align skills development with potential positions upon completion of the program.
  • Networking: Apprentices have the opportunity to interface with executives and program managers in a variety of situations and settings, and to cultivate lasting relationships.

If you are interested in participating in the PACE program or have general inquiries about PACE, please contact: Patti McMullen, PREP Director