Consulting Projects

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Put Our Eller MBAs to Work for You

If you have a project you would like us to consider, please contact:

Sandy Kenny
Director of Experiential Learning

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.

A 16-Week, Team-based Project 

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.


International Consulting Projects

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.

You’ll be on the ground creating value for the people and organizations that need it most. From the Andean countries of Equator and Bolivia, to Mexico and China, you will be a part of an Eller team that makes a difference in the world.   


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     


For additional information, please contact us.