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Call for Clients: Put Our M.B.A.s to Work for Your Organization

The M.B.A. program in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD) includes a project consulting course, which M.B.A. students take in their final semester after having completed all of their coursework. This course has been taught for many years. This year, SU is adding a virtual team component by managing projects at a distance using video conferencing, collaborative workspaces, and online presentations for analysis and recommendations. This allows us to invite organizations to work with our students outside of the Salisbury area. We invite you to send us a synopsis of a problem we might solve for your organization.

In addition to traditional M.B.A. coursework such as finance, economics and accounting, our program includes courses that focus on business operations/analysis, enterprise systems, marketing, human resources and strategy. Our unique curriculum incorporates SAP, an enterprise resource planning software, as a tool in our information technology, supply chain, business marketing analytics and accounting courses. Details concerning our curriculum can be found at www.salisbury.edu/admissions/deptfacts/pdfs/SU-Business-M.B.A..pdf. A biography of our consulting instructor, Dr. Stephen Adams, can be found at www.salisbury.edu/mgmtmktg/dept-directory.html.

The class is structured so that M.B.A. consulting teams meet online with their clients early in the term (late January/early February), make a presentation of project status at mid-semester (March) and then a final presentation (late April/early May). Early in the term, teams produce an engagement letter, which clients either agree to or amend. At the end of the term, teams provide an analysis of the problem, and a final recommendation.

Should you choose to become a client, any members of your organization may participate. We would, however, have two requests:

  • You designate one individual as point of contact throughout the duration of the program (January through mid-May).
  • Each of your team members must be available to participate using online conferencing and collaboration technology to communicate with our team of M.B.A. consultants.

If your organization is interested in engaging our graduating M.B.A. students on a consulting project, please send MBA Director Yvonne Downie Hanley (yxdownie@salisbury.edu) a few paragraphs explaining what you would like our students to do and the point of contact for the project’s duration. Engagements will be selected and client organizations notified the first week of January 2018. Submissions received prior to December 1 will be given priority.

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