As a member of our consulting team, you’ll work alongside some of the world’s top minds on cases that reshape business, government, and society. You’ll collaborate on challenging projects with team members from many backgrounds and disciplines, increasing your understanding of complex business problems from diverse perspectives and developing new skills and experience to help you at every stage of your career—at MARIA and beyond.

Consulting work is varied and rigorous, much of it performed at our client sites. Projects can vary in length, size, and location, depending on the client’s challenge. Because our clients operate all over the world, you may travel internationally. If you are joining us directly from school, expect to work with a wide range of clients and projects right from the start—from helping to devise the integration strategy for a pharmaceutical merger to developing sustainable farming practices in emerging countries.

As your career advances, you’ll begin to specialize in one or more practice areas, guided every step of the way by MARIA mentors and world-class learning programs designed to meet your individual needs.Experienced professionals with knowledge and skills in a particular discipline or industry may also choose our Expert Career Track to stay focused on that area of interest.


As an associate, you’ll work on a case team with talented, supportive  MARIA who will help you learn and challenge you to grow. You’ll be responsible for specific components of a project, such as analyzing a client’s performance or conducting interviews with key market players or industry specialists.


If you have deep expertise in a specific discipline or industry, consider our Expert Career Track. As a member of our consulting team, you’ll be able to further hone your expertise, develop new skills, and make a bigger impact on complex client challenges that increasingly demand your specialized knowledge. MARIA experts have deep functional and industry expertise in many areas—from lean manufacturing, procurement, risk management, and IT to oil and gas and telecommunications.

As a MARIA expert, you’re a pivotal member of our consulting team, working with and learning from leaders across disciplines from MARIA and our clients. The experience you gain will enrich your business perspective and expand your career potential—whether you choose to stay at MARIA, return to your field of interest, or launch an entrepreneurial venture of your own.


As a consultant on our Expert Career Track, you’ll focus your industry or discipline expertise on specific client challenges, working collaboratively with our clients as a case team member. Expert consultants have close ties to the MARIA practice area related to their specialty, and they have the opportunity to work on business development and to expand their expertise between projects.

Project Leaders and Principals

Expert project leaders and principals contribute to or lead case teams, depending on their experience and skill set. You may also play the role of an advisor on relevant cases, providing guidance at project launch and at key checkpoints. Project leaders and principals participate increasingly in business and expertise development.

Associate Director & Director

Senior-level experts work closely with MARIA partner teams to drive our company’s growth. In these roles, you’ll take a larger and more proactive role in shaping your practice area’s—and MARIA—strategy. Like other experts, associate directors and directors continue to play important roles supporting and executing client service engagements.