REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

MBA Virtual Hack-A-Thon

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" we our students to dedicate several days to solve your challenge.

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • September 3, 2021

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

  • October 4, 2021

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

  • November 20, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • December 17, 2021

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

  • January 7, 2022

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

  • January 16, 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…

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

Operations

Process Design Review
Scalability Assessment
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Academic Mentors

Instructor

Marietta Stalcup

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Instructor

Marie Mackintosh 

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Academic Program Details

SchoolButler University
CourseMBA Virtual Hack-A-Thon
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled10-20
Student Time Commitment8-15 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*January 14, 15 and 16

*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
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration1 Weeks (01/07/2022 - 01/16/2022)
Location
  • Fully Remote (located anywhere)
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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