Our purpose is to connect Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy students at the University of Toronto with public sector consulting firms across disciplines through case competitions, workshops, and networking events.
— Student Consulting Initiative @ The Munk School Executive Team



Management consulting is the practice of helping organizations to improve their performance, operating primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and the development of plans for improvement. Public Sector management consulting applies this same principle for all orders of government, crown corporations, extra-governmental organizations and not-for-profits. 

Master of Public Policy and Master of Global Affairs students can provide management consultancies with many of the competencies they look for including expertise and training  in organizational change management assistance, process analysis, strategic implementation, strategy development, and operational improvement services. The MPP and MGA programs have many alumni in the management consulting world. Alumni firms include: 

  • Deloitte
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • KPMG
  • EY
  • McKinsey & Company
  • IBM



Public affairs Consulting generally refers to the building and development of relations between an client firms and organization with politicians, governments and other decision-makers. Given the broad nature of public affairs, what exactly the industry encapsulates remains a point of discussion. While often equated with lobbying, this is usually only a small part of what a public affairs practitioner might do. Other typical functions include research, strategy planning and providing advice.

Given the field of study and breadth of skills required,  many Munk alumni have gone on to successful careers in public affairs consulting. Public Affairs Consulting firms that have hired from Munk include: 

  • Counsel Public Affairs
  • Gandalf Group
  • Navigator Ltd. 
  • Many more!