BUS-X577 Strategic Client Project Practicum
- 7 weeks
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite(s): MBA Core or permission of the instructor
The Strategic Client Project Practicum will be a field study course designed to teach the fundamentals of solving strategic problems for clients in an applied setting. Emphasis will be placed on analytical thinking, teamwork/leadership, and the dynamics of interactions with a client. Each student will be placed on a team including other MBA students and will run a high-level strategic project related to issues facing a client organization.
The faculty will essentially serve as “partners” to ensure that the project is moving forward to provide advice on sources of data, client interactions, and interpersonal issues. The faculty will also provide material on the overall process as the project unfolds and summarize and share learnings.
The teams may be required to make a final presentation of their findings and to deliver progress reports and “fact packs” summarizing what they have learned throughout the semester. Grading will be based on faculty assessments of student engagement and value delivered throughout the project.