REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

Masters of Science in Technology Management Capstone

Collaboration Overview

University of Illinois is looking companies to host graduate students that will work in small teams with company mentors on detailed projects. During this, students will gain exposure to different departments, roles, and responsibilities while developing soft skills and gaining work experience.

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • January 14, 2019

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

  • April 10, 2019

    Final date for companies to express interest in participating.

  • April 15, 2019

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

  • April 20, 2019

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

  • April 25, 2019

    Collaboration request published. Companies may express interest in participating.

  • April 29, 2019

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

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

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 Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
CourseMasters of Science in Technology Management Capstone
Graduate / UndergraduateGraduate
Students Enrolled5
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Monday

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

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Business Services
Requested Company Size
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
Duration16 weeks (1547442000 - 1556510400)
Location
    Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
    Project Count1

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