REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

Consulting Project (Scaling & Growth)

Collaboration Overview

The University of Maryland is looking for companies to host their MBA Smith School students for a consulting project. The project should allow for students to experience business value through professional communication, status presentations, and make data-driven suggestions. Students should be able to meet with companies/faculty members at least one hour a week.

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • May 25, 2017

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

  • August 17, 2017

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

  • May 24, 2020

    Collaboration request published. Companies may express interest in participating.

  • May 24, 2020

    School faculty will begin interviewing interested companies and discuss project ideas.

  • May 24, 2020

    Final date for companies to express interest in participating.

  • May 24, 2020

    School faculty and project champion finalize project charter, legal documents, and background materials.

Project Inspiration

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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

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

Academic Mentors

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Academic Program Details

SchoolUniversity Of Maryland
CourseConsulting Project (Scaling & Growth)
Graduate / UndergraduateGraduate
Students Enrolled4
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Monday-Friday

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Business Services
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
Duration11 weeks (02/01/2017 - 04/14/2017)
LocationN/A
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1

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