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MBUS 907

Global Business
Project

Executive MBA

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Call for Project Partners

The Global Business Project is an opportunity for organizations to receive comprehensive analysis to help solve a global business issue or challenge. Student will work in teams and travel to an international location to conduct field research that culminates in a consulting report.

Process & Timeline

May - June

Complete a project proposal

  • Interested organizations are asked to submit an online project proposal.
  • Projects will be reviewed and approved by the Assistant Director, Project Courses.
July - Aug

Match with a team & agree to a project plan

  • Project proposals will be shared with student teams, who will connect with partner organizations and select a project that aligns with their interests.
  • Student teams and partner organizations will agree to terms on a project plan.
Aug - Feb

Project execution

  • Student teams will work on deliverables outlined in the project plan, communicating with the partner organization as needed.
  • Project work will involve the student team traveling outside of Canada and the United States to conduct research.
  • Student teams will produce a 10+ page consulting report at the conclusion of the project detailing their research, analyses, and recommendations.

Partner Benefits

  • Access top talent from Smith's EMBA program
  • Leverage student knowledge and expertise to solve organizational challenges
  • Receive 500 hours of consulting services
  • Strengthen relationships with Smith students and faculty
  • Raise your organization's visibility at Smith
  • No financial commitment requirement from corporate partners

Partner Requirements

  • The organization must have a well-defined, managerial problem or challenge.
  • Deliverables must be achieved within a 6-month timeframe.
  • The project scope must amount to roughly 500 hours of consulting work.
  • The organization must assign a dedicated person to liaise with the student.
  • The project topic must provide the team with the opportunity to travel outside of Canada and the United States to conduct research.

Past projects have included:

  • Developing an international growth strategy
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a potential merger
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Marketing & branding improvements for a global audience
  • Recommendations for optimizing business operations
  • Developing a turnaround strategy

Ready to get involved?

Complete and submit the following project proposal. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Nick Gregg, Experiential Learning Advisor.

Be first in the queue!

The EMBA Global Business Project is currently closed. However, complete the form below and we will ensure you are the first to know when it opens again.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Nick Gregg, Experiential Learning Advisor.

Briefly describe your organization and activities.

The problem or challenge that this project will seek to address.

Provide a description (3-5 sentences) of the proposed project as it relates to the problem or challenge.

What do you hope this project achieves? List any deliverables, goals and objectives.

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