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.
- 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.
Projects may run June-August, September-December, or January-May.
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.
Pricing for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 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.
As the first academic partner of the Maryland Partners in International Trade (MAPIT) program, the Center for Global Business works in partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce, Office of International Investment and Trade to help raise awareness of existing export promotion programs, facilitate greater access and usage of the state’s programs, and build new globally-focused programs such as the Maryland Global Export Consulting Program, the first piece of the MAPIT portfolio. 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.