PROJECT REQUEST

Course Title

Business Consulting Experience

Collaboration Overview

Looking for 4 companies to host 10-12 students each across two different projects.

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Program & Course Info

SchoolMontclair State University
CourseBusiness Consulting Experience
Graduate / UndergraduateGraduate
Students Enrolled45
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Wednesdays 5:30-6:45

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

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
N/A
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
Duration16 weeks (01/22/2020 - 05/06/2020)
LocationN/A
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count8

Timeline & Next Steps

  • January 22, 2020

    OPEN HOUSE @ 6:00 PM ET: Companies web conference into class to discuss business model and projects. Please prepare 10-minute presentation / mini-demo plus 10-minutes of Q&A with students and faculty

  • January 29, 2020

    STUDENT TEAMS FINALIZED – PROJECTS KICK OFF (5:45-6:15): Companies web conference into class for a formal demo and discussion.

  • February 5, 2020

     

    Deep Dive on the Consulting Process

     

     

     

  • April 15, 2020

    Last Check-In with Company before Final Presentation

  • May 6, 2020

    FINAL PRESENTATIONS: Companies are invited to visit class (virtually or in-person) for final presentations (5:30-6:45 PM)


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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

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

School Supervisors

Instructor

Ross

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Instructor

Jason

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