Master's Industry Case Analysis

MAN 750

Run date: February 15th 2017 - May 5th 2017

human resource managment

You're In Good Company

Joey Resturants
Electronic Arts
Mountain Equipment Coop
Joe Fresh
Plenty of Fish
Four Seasons
Why do it

Project Examples

A group of Master's level student-consultants will spend the term analyzing a Human Resources issue of your choosing. Students will research and review your current systems and recommend changes, providing new strategies and processes to improve your operations. Project examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Evaluating your recruitment process to suggest new approaches and improve selection criteria
  • Reviewing your onboarding process to identify areas to reduce cost
  • Reviewing and improving training & development programs
  • Recommending new compensation strategies


The students will contribute +40 hours of work to your organization, which will culminate in a 20-minute presentation, with an accompanying 3 to 5-page analysis, which outlines strategic recommendations and an actionable implementation plan.

Skills To Be Demonstrated

strategic consultinghuman resource management
Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

You'll gain an unparalleled opportunity to evaluate future talent -- learning what they can bring to the table and what skills they have before you hire them to reduce onboarding costs and time.

Brand awareness

Brand Presence

Today's talent are tomorrow's managers, entrepreneurs, decision makers, and consumers of your products -- so capture their attention early on by engaging with them in an authentic way.

Millennial insight

Next Generation Insights

Gain a fresh perspective from top emerging talent by giving Millennials hands-on experience to find value for your organization.

Build Relationships

Build Relationships

Build strong relationships at local schools and with their students to ensure that you hire for cultural fit, while improving your community.


  • Be available for a quick phone call with the instructor to make sure everyone is on the same page.
  • Must be an organization with 50+ employees
  • Be available for a 2-hour interview (virtual, phone, or in person) in order to make sure the students fully understand your company, industry and HRM issue
  • Provide necessary data for students to solve the problem/opportunity (NDAs can be signed)
  • Be responsive to periodic emails to answer any questions or concerns that the student(s) may have as they progress
  • Attend the final presentation (virtually if not local) or host the students to present to management.
  • Provide a Riipen skill rating on student performance upon completion of the project.
  • Create a free organizational profile on Riipen (if you do not already have one).
  • Complete a 30-second exit survey.
  • Pay a $250.00 participation fee to Riipen if approved by the instructor and successfully matched to students.