REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
MBA Consulting Practicum – Adding Value To Organizations (Spring 2022)
The MBA Program at Webster University is looking for a company open to providing students with an opportunity to apply core concepts of value creation to a real-world problem you may be facing at your company. The company will provide several groups of Webster University MBA students with one project for the Full Fall 2 semester (Mid-March - Mid-May 2022). The participating company should be willing to share relevant financial information (if it's not already publicly available) and the project should revolve around growth strategy and strategic planning.
Engagement Format: Live Case
Think "Hackathon" or Case Competition with a whole class of students! This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.
Timeline & Next Steps
January 7, 2022
Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating. Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.
February 11, 2022
Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.
February 25, 2022
Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.
March 18, 2022
OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.
May 20, 2022
OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.
Project templates by topic that might inspire you…
Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Corporate Social Responsibility
Evaluation and Recommendations
New Business Opportunity Assessment
New Product/Service Development
Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes
Academic Program Details
|Course||MBA Consulting Practicum – Adding Value To Organizations (Spring 2022)|
|Graduate / Undergraduate|
|Student Time Commitment||4-7 Hours|
|Class Meeting Day & Time*||TBD|
*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized
Accounting & Legal, Aerospace & Defense, Agriculture & Forestry, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Business Services, Construction, Repair & Maintenance, Consumer Services, Finance, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media, Mining & Metals, Non-Profit, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Travel & Tourism
|Requested Company Size|
|Duration||8 Weeks (03/18/2021 - 05/20/2021)|
|Company Time Commitment||2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources|