teams of approximately 6 students, MBA students combine their new business
savvy with prior professional experience to solve complex problems or
research new initiatives.
THIS IS A REAL CONSULTING PROJECT
Obviously, each project is different, catered to the needs of the clients
and their companies. The projects deal with the challenging issues companies
face across various business structures. Students confront issues in areas
such as finance, marketing, strategy, management and organization, logistics
and transportation, human resources, and information technology. All
consulting projects last through the entire 14 week semester (approximately
600 hours). Since the program began, our MBA students have successfully
completed over 300 consulting engagements.
THEY'RE MORE THAN STUDENTS, THEY'RE BUSINESS PEOPLE
We know you wouldn't open up your company to just anyone, but you can
trust that you'll receive outstanding service from our students. Before
joining our program, students worked with top companies in diverse
industries, including information technology, telecommunications, banking,
government, accounting, and consumer products. They're talented, they have
an average of five to seven years of work experience. They were handpicked
to study in the nationally recognized MBA program at the Robert H. Smith
School of Business.
Recent projects have included: asset tracking, feasibility of electronic
bill payment services, business planning for new ventures, competitive
analysis and recommendations for firms or business segments, database design
and development, financial analysis and workflow, employee evaluation and
feedback systems, and marketing audits.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION
For more than 20 years the Smith School has partnered with organizations,
big and small, to provide consulting services based on the latest tools and
management theories. Student teams work under the direct supervision of
nationally prominent faculty members.
Due to the highly selective admissions process at Smith, you may be assured
of a team of bright young professionals.