REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

MBA Hack-A-Thon (Indianapolis)

Collaboration Overview

We're looking to build a high-impact MBA consulting experience that will provide our students with a meaningful perspective of what it's like to be an executive of a real organization. Our students, while working in teams, will work to solve a challenging problem for your organization. Through this MBA Gateway "Live Case Experience" our students will dedicate several days to solving your challenge.

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • October 1, 2021

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

  • October 1, 2021

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

  • October 31, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • November 15, 2021

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

  • January 13, 2022

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

  • January 14, 2022

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

Project Inspiration

Project templates by topic that might inspire you…

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

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

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

Luke Bickel 

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Instructor

Marie Mackintosh 

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Academic Program Details

SchoolButler University
CourseMBA Hack-A-Thon (Indianapolis)
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled25
Student Time Commitment15-30 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*January 8, 2022 (1:00p-5:00p ET); January 13, 2022 (5:30p-9:30p ET); January 14, 2022 (7:30a-8:00p ET)

*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, 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
Duration0.1 Week (01/13/2022 - 01/14/2022)
Location
  • Local (within 30 miles)
  • Regional (within 90 miles)
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1

Projects

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