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​​​​​​​​​​​​Student Consulting Projects

In Our Students Words
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“The direct level of access to the CEO was an opportunity I could not have attained without the support of the Office of E​xperiential Learning. Our incredible team of motivated Babson MBA students propelled the project to the front of the company’s strategic priorities during our final presentation.”

​- Jamil Karim M’12​

Under the direction of a Babson faculty advisor, teams of three to seven s​t​udents use Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork skills to tackle ​​​an organization’s real challenges in real tim​e and create value-added solutions.

Babson Consulting Allian​ce Program

A highlight of the first-year MBA curriculum at Babson is BCAP—The Babson Consulting Alliance Program. As both a second semester, for-credit course and a field experie​nce, BCAP brings together and underscores Babson’s unique approach to Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®.

5-7

students per team

24-27

partner organizations per academic year

14-week

project timeline

Management Consulting Fie​ld Experience

The Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) is an elective course that students may take in any of the four MBA programs: One-Year, Two-Year, Evening, and Blended Learning. The structure of the course allows students to work in a team outside of the classroom on real-world challenges. Partner organizations submit an organizational challenge, and are selected by students based on their matching interests.

4-5

students per team

35-40

partner organizations per academic year

7- & 14-week

project timelines

Strategic Analysis Consulting Project

This nine-week project offering is specific to our Master of Science in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL) core curriculum. While engaged in the spring semester Strategy course, student teams will work in collaboration with a partner organization and an assigned faculty advisor to analyze a real-time organizational opportunity and create value-added solution. ​

3-6

students per team

13-15

partner organizations per academic year

​9-week

project timelines

Global Connections through Technology

This seven-week project offering is a core course in all four MBA programs and is a collaborative partnership between the graduate students and a startup company or small- to medium-sized organization in need of technology solutions. The students create a technology plan for each client which often focuses on but is not limited to: 

  • Identification of key new technologies for operational improvements
  • Website design and/or suggested modifications to the current website
  • Information technology analytics
  • Social media/digital marketing strategies

4-5

students per team

50

partner organizations per academic year

7-week

project timeline

Managing the Consulting Experience

Managing the Consulting Experience is an elective course, which offers MBA students the unique opportunity to gain firsthand management experience as a project leader of an undergraduate consulting team.

MBA students who have completed approximately 30 credits are eligible to participate in this course. The class will combine the MBA student’s academic learning with the management of a consulting team comprised of 4-6 undergraduate students.

Project leaders are responsible for the overall management of the consulting project, and they serve as the primary liaison between the student consultants and the “real-world” client. Ultimately, the project leaders are responsible for grading the undergraduate students.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

For more information, please contact Arline MacCormack at 781-239-4003 or amaccormack@babson.edu​.