Our Full-Time MBA students are placed in consulting teams at the end of the first semester, after completing the core MBA curriculum including leadership behavior, Kepner Tregoe's problem-solving and decision-making and project management training. Each team is comprised of three to five students who come to the project with two to seven years of work/consulting experience and a mix of international experience and multidisciplinary backgrounds.

Our MBA consulting teams have made a difference for dozens of corporations, including Electrolux, Generali, Westinghouse and Dormakaba group, and have worked with privately held firms, non-profits, government agencies, and entrepreneurs. These teams, under the direct supervision of our professors, leadership development coaches and professional consultants, have completed more than 50 projects worldwide.  

Depending on the scope of the project, the teams typically work for about six months (December to May) and spend approximately 1,000 to 1,500 hours. Previous projects have addressed market research and analysis, timeliness, efficiency, quality, and cycle time issues, providing clients with significant business process improvements and decision analysis that brought an average annual savings of €25,000 (more than $35,000).

Each student who complete the consulting project is awarded the Consulting Project Scholarship of $5,000. 


Projects typically start at the beginning of January (after returning from winter break) and finish at the end of May (before departing for the U.S. summer session). 

Students will meet with the assigned person or representative of the company once every two weeks - either face-to-face or via Skype/Zoom. Throughout the week, students are expected to meet with their teams to complete daily and weekly tasks. Each student dedicates about 1,000 to 1,500 hours to the project.

Students will deliver updates and share insights on the projects together with the assigned person or representative of the company. Typically, our consulting teams will travel to the company location to meet with organization leadership at the start and conclusion of the project. Throughout the project, students are guided throughout the consulting process by our professional consultant, Scott Newton. 

Past projects have focused on:

  • Brand development and protection
  • Technology assessments
  • New market entry
  • Quality improvement initiatives
  • Social accountability and policy
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • ERP implementations
  • Asset allocation
  • New product development
  • Internet channel marketing
  • Health care management

Past company clients include:

  • Allnex
  • Altevie Technologies
  • API Plastic
  • Assicurazioni Generali
  • AXO Sport
  • Baxi
  • Carraro
  • Castelgarden
  • Clivet
  • Dali Tortellini
  • Ecobeton
  • Eureka
  • Fila Industria Chimica
  • Fracarro R.
  • Geoplast
  • GEOX
  • Global English
  • Grappa Nardini
  • Idealwork
  • Inglass
  • Innflex
  • Jacuzzi Europe
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Mangiarotti-Westinghouse
  • Manfrotto
  • Montelvini
  • Officine Meccaniche
  • Osram
  • Pasta Zara
  • Replay
  • Silca
  • Sincrotrone Trieste
  • Tecnigold
  • Tomplast
  • Tosingraf
  • Veneto Banca
  • Zepa