REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

BUS 700 Business Research (Capstone) – Spring 2022

Collaboration Overview

This is a practical, research-oriented course for MBA students to work on a real business problem using a "Live Case" methodology for the duration of the semester under faculty mentor(s). The primary method of instruction is project-based experiential learning as students collaborate in a hands-on engagement (i.e. “internship”) to address business problems with a functioning, off-campus "Host Company" in the marketplace. Students will conduct independent and collaborative research as part of a Student Consulting Team to address the business problem(s) presented to them by the Host Company to develop real solutions to real-world challenges. This engagement format directly relates to key learning objectives of the course.

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • December 1, 2021

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

  • January 4, 2022

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

  • January 18, 2022

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • January 25, 2022

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

  • February 1, 2022

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

  • May 6, 2022

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

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Account Management

Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Process Optimization

Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy Development
Requirements Planning
Evaluation and Recommendations

Customer Service

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

Data Management

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Growth Strategy

Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes

International Affairs

Expansion Planning
Cultural Assessment
Strategic Entry

Legal, Regulatory, Compliance

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

Marketing

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

Mergers & Acquisitions

Prospecting Acquirer Targets
Establishing & Validating Valuations
Researching Potential Acquisitions

Operations

Process Design Review
Scalability Assessment
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment

Org Culture, D&I

Diversity Assessments
Inclusion Protocols
Training & Development

PR & Communications

PR Strategy Consulting
Communications Planning
Messaging & Tone Advancement

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Inventory Management
Distribution Optimization

Quality Control

Process Mapping & Checking
Document Validity Verification
Data and Fact Checking

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Research & Development

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Software Design & Development

MVP Design & User Testing
Systems Integration
Technology Roadmap Planning

Talent Management

Talent Competency Mapping
Training & Development Curriculum Design
Talent Satisfaction Assessments

Academic Mentors

Instructor

John Chase

[email protected]

Academic Program Details

SchoolWashington University of Virginia
CourseBUS 700 Business Research (Capstone) – Spring 2022
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled30
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Tuesdays, 2:20pm - 4:50pm

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

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Accounting & Legal, Aerospace & Defense, Agriculture & Forestry, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, 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, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Travel & Tourism
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
Duration13 Weeks (02/01/2022 - 05/06/2022)
Location
  • 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 Count2

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