The program brings the knowledge and experience of MBA and undergraduate business students, under the guidance of an instructor in the Entrepreneurship Team Consulting Class, to bear on a need identified by a client. The client receives a detailed report of insightful analysis and valuable recommendations. Students apply and sharpen their problem-solving and team-building skills. They provide an independent analysis utilizing multiple perspectives. As part of Rutgers University, instructor and student consultants can access a wealth of information and expertise for their projects. To date, Rutgers students have completed consulting projects for business firms, not-for-profits, and government agencies.
How it Works
The process begins with a meeting between the client and the professor of the Entrepreneurship Team Consulting course. Options are discussed, responsibilities are outlined, and expectations are set. A team of students under the guidance of an experienced faculty advisor then work with the client.
Each team is carefully assembled to ensure its skills match the requirements of the project. Projects that involve multiple issues will be assigned to teams comprised of students with varied backgrounds.
Consulting assignments are completed over a three month academic term. Teams usually begin their project by defining and researching the problem. Periodic meetings involving the team, faculty, and client are held to gauge the team’s progress and to obtain client feedback.
At the conclusion of the project, the team provides a report detailing its findings recommendations. Reports are presented to the client’s senior management.
The Rutgers Team Consulting Program offers a quality service at a nominal fee. Considering the average team of four will spend about 500 hours on research and report preparation, the cost to the client is a fraction of what a private consulting firm would charge or what it may cost to conduct the project internally.
- Financial Analysis
- Market Analysis
- Feasibility Study
- Strategic Planning
- International Business Development
- Sustainability analysis
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Briance Mascarenhas
Professor and Coordinator
Strategy, International Business, and Entrepreneurship