Course Title

Analytics Practicum (Spring 21)

Collaboration Overview

The Masters in Business Analytics Program at Montclair State offers an experiential learning opportunity for the students to apply their Business Analytics skills in solving a real business problem. In this course, students will work on a collaborative group project that addresses a live business problem using the analytical techniques learned in the other courses comprising this major. Students will clearly articulate the business problem and the goals of their chosen analytical approach. They will have access to realistically big data and an opportunity to appreciate, through an application, the possibilities and limitations of these analytical techniques. Students will be placed in companies and expected to understand and communicate the business implications of their analysis to interested stakeholders. Companies are welcome to take on more than one student team. For your reference, explore this Example Project with Weather Trends 360. 

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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 5, 2021

    Deadline for companies to apply to participate

  • February 8, 2021

    All project details must be finalized

  • February 10, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: Host Companies to visit class @ 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET.

  • March 17, 2021

    Mid-Term Review: Chance for students, faculty, and company to meet and discuss progress

  • May 12, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET we’ll web conference you into our class to close the project.

Project Inspiration

Project templates by topic that might inspire you…

Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy Development
Requirements Planning
Evaluation and Recommendations

Data Management

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Legal, Regulatory, Compliance

Impending Regulation Assessment
Legal Documents & Legal Structure Audit
Prospecting Legal Firms

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Academic Mentors


Rashmi Jain

[email protected]

Academic Program Details

SchoolMontclair State University
CourseAnalytics Practicum (Spring 21)
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled8 Students (Teams of 4 Students per Project)
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:15

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

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Aerospace & Defense, Agriculture & Forestry, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Business Services, Construction, Repair & Maintenance, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Government, Health Care, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media, Mining & Metals, Non-Profit, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics
Requested Company Size
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration14 weeks (02/10/2021 - 05/12/2021)
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count2


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