REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

Summer Capstone in Business Analytics

Collaboration Overview

This is a capstone graduate course where students are trained to be consultants on analytics projects. Students have a background in Quantitative Methods, Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Database Management and Visualization.

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Program & Course Info

SchoolUniversity of South Carolina – Upstate
CourseSummer Capstone in Business Analytics
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled40
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Online

*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
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration8.1 Weeks (06/07/2021 - 08/04/2021)
Location
  • Fully Remote (located anywhere)
Company Time Commitment1 Hour per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count2

Timeline & Next Steps

  • May 23, 2021

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

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

  • June 2, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • June 6, 2021

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

  • June 7, 2021

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

  • August 4, 2021

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

Topics of Interest

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Account Management

Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Process Optimization

Customer Service

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

Data Management

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Marketing

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

Mergers & Acquisitions

Prospecting Acquirer Targets
Establishing & Validating Valuations
Researching Potential Acquisitions

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​

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Talent Management

Talent Competency Mapping
Training & Development Curriculum Design
Talent Satisfaction Assessments

School Supervisors

Instructor

Uma G Gupta 

[email protected]

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