Maryland Global Consulting Program

Unlocking Your Business’s Global Potential

Ready to take your business to the global stage? Join the Maryland Global Consulting Program and tap into the vibrant export ecosystem right here in Maryland. Gain invaluable insights and resources to expand your company's global footprint and tackle international business challenges head-on.

Benefits of the Program

  1. Customized Consulting Support: Work closely with a dedicated team of business students to develop strategies for global market expansion or address specific international business challenges tailored to your company's needs. Student teams dedicate a minimum of 10 hours per week per semester to a single consulting project. 
  2. Expert Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of top-rated faculty from the Smith School and collaborate with professionals from the Maryland Department of Commerce and other trade subject matter experts.
  3. Comprehensive Projects: Dive into consulting projects spanning various functional areas, including data analytics, fintech, and blockchain. Projects may include market assessments, entry strategies, distributor identification, export distribution plans, and operational scaling strategies.
  4. Actionable Recommendations: Receive a set of actionable recommendations at the conclusion of the project, providing practical insights to drive your business forward in the global market.

Program Enhancements

  • Access to Subject Matter Experts: Tap into a network of industry experts for guidance on project-related issues.
  • Cohort Structure: Engage with a cohort of like-minded companies, fostering networking opportunities and peer learning.
  • Launch Day and Final Symposium: Connect with project teams and companies during the introductory launch day and final symposium, facilitating networking and resource sharing.
  • Post-Project Support: Access additional support resources to guide your company's next steps after the consulting project concludes.

Financial Details

The program fee is $5,000 for a team of up to 5 students. Maryland-based companies may qualify for up to two-thirds reimbursement through the ExportMD grant. Pre-approval for the grant is required before the program begins.

Application Information

The next iteration of the Maryland Global Consulting Program begins in Summer 2024. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 28. To express interest or learn more, contact or call 301-405-9477.

Note for Start-ups

For start-up companies, the program offers tailored support, including training, tools, mentorship, and access to a supportive community to facilitate the export process.

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