REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

International MBA Consulting

Collaboration Overview

The University of Richmond's Professional MBA Program is looking for 3 companies willing to host bright eager students through a 4-week consulting project. Businesses should ideally be based in LATAM (preferably in/around Peru). Ideally, the key point of contact for the students should be able to speak English. The project should be research oriented and capable of being completed remote (sample topics and projects included below). Companies can be any size, any industry. The students are eager to learn as they support your business through this completely virtual pro-bono consulting project. Learn More About Richmond's Professional MBA Program

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • March 29, 2020

    Finalize Project Partners & Scopes

  • March 30, 2020

    Project Kickoff with Students (via Web Conferencing): Discuss the Scope, Craft Project Plan, Get Excited, Get Started!

  • April 6, 2020

    Check-in 1: Company to Connect virtually with MBA Consulting Team

  • April 13, 2020

    Check-in 2: Company to Connect virtually with MBA Consulting Team

  • April 20, 2020

    Check-in 3: Company to Connect virtually with MBA Consulting Team

  • May 8, 2020

    Final Presentations: MBA Consulting Team Will Virtually Deliver Final Presentation

Project Inspiration

Project templates by topic that might inspire you…

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

International Affairs

Expansion Planning
Cultural Assessment
Strategic Entry

Legal, Regulatory, Compliance

Impending Regulation Assessment
Legal Documents & Legal Structure Audit
Prospecting Legal Firms

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 Richmond
CourseInternational MBA Consulting
Graduate / UndergraduateGraduate
Students Enrolled12
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*6:15-8:50 PM ET

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

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Aerospace & Defense, Agriculture & Forestry, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Government, Health Care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media, Non-Profit, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Travel & Tourism
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration5 weeks (1585540800 - 1587960000)
Location
    Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
    Project Count1

    Projects

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