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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Program & Course Info

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)
    Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
    Project Count1

    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.

    Topics of Interest

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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


    Branding Strategy/Redesign
    Social Media Optimization
    User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Prospecting Acquirer Targets
    Establishing & Validating Valuations
    Researching Potential Acquisitions


    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

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