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Consulting Projects

In the spring semester of your first year, you will apply your academic knowledge to a real-world business challenge in a team consulting project for a company offering a business model or service, or a parallel set of challenges, to that of your identified target employer or industry.

Team Building, Networking

As part of a three- or four-person team, you will work closely with executives from a local, regional, or global company to define the scope, objectives, and deliverables for a 16-week project. Faculty advisors and MBA staff will serve as resources and will check in on a bi-weekly basis throughout the semester.  

Hands-on Experience

The Consulting Project will give you consulting experience in a focus area such as product strategy, financial analysis, strategic planning, or operational excellence. It will also enhance your ability to manage team dynamics — communication, organization, planning, leading, outcome — as well as hone your ability to make sound decisions in a time and resource constrained environment.  

Advanced Consulting Projects

If you want to build on your initial Consulting Project experience, this 3-credit elective is an opportunity to choose from a series of available projects, then work in a team with graduate students from other disciplines to tackle a complex consulting challenge. Advanced Consulting Projects are designed for students who wish to gain additional industry or skill specific resume-enhancing experience.  

Some Examples

Consulting Project topics have included:

  • Intellectual property evaluation
  • Cost analysis
  • Sales forecasting
  • Feasibility studies
  • New product launch
  • Strategic business plan development
  • Employee retention analysis
  • Affinity plan development
  • Strategic marketing plans
  • Information systems analysis
  • Utility cost analysis
  • Product assessment and evaluation  

More Information

If you have a project you would like us to consider, contact Carolyn M. Duffield at 520.621.9400.