Course Title

Accelerated MBA Consulting Project (Summer 2021)

Collaboration Overview

Montclair State University is searching for companies interested in participating in an 8-week summer MBA Consulting Project with four of our high-performing students.   We will work with you and your team directly to design your project engagement to ensure it aligns our course learning objectives with your company goals so that everyone wins!   Please keep in mind that this should be primarily designed as a student learning experience and that the students will need time to get up-to-speed on your industry, products, and business model before they can drive value to your company.   Below we've included some topics and templates for inspiration!

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Engagement Format: Capstone

Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in consulting teams of 3-5 directly with faculty and client liaisons on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.

Timeline & Next Steps

  • February 25, 2021

    Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.

  • April 13, 2021

    Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.

  • April 30, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • May 15, 2021

    Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.

  • June 1, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • August 7, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

Project Inspiration

Project templates by topic that might inspire you…

Customer Service

New Business Opportunity Assessment
New Product/Service Development
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Growth Strategy

Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes


Branding Strategy/Redesign
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing

Org Culture, D&I

Diversity Assessments
Inclusion Protocols
Training & Development

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Academic Mentors


Nicole Koppel 

[email protected]

Academic Program Details

SchoolMontclair State University
CourseAccelerated MBA Consulting Project (Summer 2021)
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Undergraduate
Students Enrolled5
Student Time Commitment15-30 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*TBD

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Health Care, Media, Non-Profit, Real Estate, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Travel & Tourism
Requested Company Size
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration9 Weeks (06/01/2021 - 08/07/2021)
  • Local (within 30 miles)
  • Regional (within 90 miles)
  • Fully Remote (located anywhere)
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count3


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