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MBAS 891

Individual Consulting

Full-time MBA

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Call for Project Partners

The Individual Consulting Project is an opportunity for organizations to receive high-quality analysis and recommendations to help solve an existing strategic problem or challenge.

Process & Timeline


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.
May - Jun

Match with a student and agree to a plan

  • Project proposals will be shared with students, who will connect with partner organizations and select a project that aligns with their interests.
  • Students and partner organizations will agree to terms on a project plan.
Jun - Dec

Project execution

  • Students will work on deliverables outlined in the project plan, communicating with the partner organization as needed.
  • Students 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 Full-time MBA program
  • Leverage student knowledge and expertise to solve organizational challenges
  • Receive a 10+ page report with analysis and actionable recommendations
  • Strengthen relationships with Smith students and faculty
  • Elevate 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 organization must assign a dedicated person to liaise with the student.

Past projects have included:

  • Developing a five-year growth strategy
  • Using data analytics to solve a given problem
  • Creating and implementing a systematic framework
  • Investigating and recommending a product or service expansion opportunity
  • Developing financial feasibility models
  • Creating a marketing plan or strategy
  • Developing and operationalizing EDII strategies
  • Assessing market entry challenges

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.

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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