REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

SPRING 2021 INTERTERM

Collaboration Overview

We are searching for companies interested in hosting a group of 3-5 Notre Dame MBAs for a special research-based student consulting project taking place over a 4-day period in Spring 2021 (March 22-25). Projects offer students new perspectives, allow practice and reinforcement of course learnings, as well as round out student development while at Mendoza. In turn, host companies and organizations receive timely and impactful analysis and recommendations on their business challenges or opportunities to further move the needle towards important strategic outcomes. PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID travel restrictions, all projects must be conducted virtually this Spring 2021.

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Program & Course Info

SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
CourseSPRING 2021 INTERTERM
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled120 enrolled, 3-5 students per team per project
Student Time Commitment30+ Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*ALL DAY 3/22-25/2021

*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
Duration0.4 Week (03/22/2021 - 03/25/2021)
LocationN/A
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count20

Timeline & Next Steps

  • February 1, 2021

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

  • February 1, 2021

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

  • February 1, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • February 1, 2021

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

  • March 22, 2021

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

  • March 25, 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

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

School Supervisors

Instructor

Alice Obermiller

[email protected]

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