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MGBL 901

Global Consulting

Master of International Business

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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. Students will work in cross-cultural and geographically dispersed teams to conduct research and deliver a consulting report that help solve a business challenge.

Process & Timeline

Sep - Oct

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.

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.
Nov - Jun

Project execution

  • Student teams will work on deliverables outlined in the project plan, communicating with the partner organization as needed.
  • 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 Master of International Business 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 project partners

Partner Requirements

  • The organization must have a well-defined, managerial problem or challenge.
  • Deliverables must be achieved within a 7-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.

Past projects have included:

  • Developing an international growth strategy
  • Completing a comprehensive market analysis
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Developing a turnaround strategy
  • Creating a marketing strategy & brand redesign

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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