Maryland Global Consulting Program

Are you looking to expand your business globally, solve an international business challenge, or get a consultant’s perspective? Here’s your chance to consult with a Smith School MBA or undergraduate student team.

Program Features

  • Student teams provide as many as 10 hours per week of consulting per semester on one consulting project.
  • Recommendations are based on project scope, which could include a review of a company’s global strategy.
  • Students are advised by our top-rated Smith School faculty, along with the Maryland Department of Commerce, Office of International Investment, and trade subject matter experts.
  • Consulting projects may be aligned with one traditional functional area or cross-functional areas, including data analytics, fintech, blockchain, etc.
  • Student teams will provide a set of actionable recommendations at the conclusion of the project.

Annual Deadlines

Companies interested in participating in the Maryland Global Consulting Program for Summer 2023 should apply by Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Why partner with the Smith School?

  • Results based on best practices and the leading findings in business research.
  • Dedication to driving regional economic development and solving global business challenges for industry in the state of Maryland.
  • Success. Past projects include recommended strategies for market research and entry, short-term technology and innovation growth, and finance and marketing.
  • Expertise in international business serving as a regional and national resource center for teaching, research and outreach in international business.

Consulting Costs

Pricing for Summer 2023

$5,000 for each consulting project.
Fees are up to 2/3s reimbursable through the ExportMD grant provided by the Maryland Department of Commerce.

Companies seeking funding from the ExportMD grant through the Maryland Department of Commerce to cover this program, should apply before the Maryland Global Consulting Program starts.

The Global Export Consulting Program is funded in part by CIBE, a Title VI grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

The center will consider providing up to two-thirds funding to companies on a case-by-case basis if they are not eligible for the ExportMD grant. Interested companies should apply online.

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This was ACell’s second engagement with the UMD Global Consulting Program and similar to our first engagement, our senior executive team was very pleased with the final report and recommendations. The team helped us confirm the three largest market opportunities outside the USA for a medical device in the cardiac market. This service adds great value to small companies who typically don’t have the resources to do this work themselves.

Nino Pionati
Nino Pionati Chief Commercial Officer, ACell
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