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Experiential Learning

Your path to success begins before you attend your first Eller MBA class. Our advisors work with you over the summer to understand your career goals, then identify opportunities for an educational experience tailored to achieve those goals — with an emphasis on real-world, experiential learning.

Business Communications and Business Intelligence Quotient

Learn to talk the talk. In your first semester, Eller faculty will help you develop strong business writing and professional presentation skills as part of the core curriculum. Through a series of lectures and interactive simulations, this course will teach you to communicate your knowledge to all types of stakeholders, from C-level executives, to boards of directors, to the media.

You will conduct an in-depth analysis of a publicly-traded company you have selected, and use this information to develop corporate memos, project status reports, executive briefings, and analyst presentations.

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Consulting Projects

Obtain hands-on experience through a team-based consulting project for your target company, a company with a similar business model or service, or a parallel set of challenges.

Add an international element to your education through optional technical assistance projects around the globe. Each summer Eller partners with a corporate sponsor to create a unique consulting project experience in an emerging or developing country. First-year MBA students may apply for a limited number of available positions. In addition to gaining experience consulting for a prominent business concern or even a major corporation, students also donate some time working for a local charitable organization designated by the sponsor.

Summer Internships and Case Competitions

One of the best ways to prepare yourself for your new, post-MBA career is through internships. Between your first and second years in the program, you will participate in a substantive internship experience.

You will also have the opportunity to enhance your strategic thinking, analytic skills, and presentation abilities through the challenge of case competitions.

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