PROJECT REQUEST

Course Title

Management Studies Live Business Cases

Collaboration Overview

Innovative Student Consultants from BU’s Questrom School of Business are looking to help you take your business to the next level.

With CapSource, you can expect fresh solutions to your business challenges through intentionally designed student projects.

The Boston University Masters of Science in Management Studies Program is searching for host company partners to work on projects this fall!

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Program & Course Info

SchoolBoston University
CourseManagement Studies Live Business Cases
Graduate / UndergraduateGraduate
Students Enrolled40
Student Time Commitment8-15 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Daily, 4-6 PM ET

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

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Health Care, Information Technology, Insurance, Media, Non-Profit, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Transportation & Logistics, Travel & Tourism
Requested Company Size
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration9 weeks (1569888000 - 1574985600)
LocationN/A
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1

Timeline & Next Steps

  • August 1, 2019

    BU faculty will begin interviewing interested companies and discuss project ideas

  • August 30, 2019

    Companies can express interest in participating until this date.

  • September 20, 2019

    BU faculty and project champion finalize project charter

  • October 1, 2019

    We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff 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

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