Strategy Consulting Practicum

BUS 6025

Run date: April 2nd 2017 - May 31st 2017

sustainabilitybusiness strategy

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 team of graduate students will work with your social enterprise to develop a project for a practicum. Students will work on strategies and recommendations around a business problem, challenge or opportunity of your choosing.

Project examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a branding strategy
  • Examining the viability of a new line of business
  • Developing a new income stream for a social enterprise
  • Designing an informational portal for doctors in developing countries
  • Putting together a talent development plan for human resources
  • Creating a marketing plan


Students will provide a 10+ page report detailing their analyses, strategy and actionable recommendations and deliver a presentation to your senior leadership.

Skills To Be Demonstrated

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 a social enterprise
  • Provide three days of onboarding to students on premises in your offices
  • Access to needed materials and documents
  • Be responsive to periodic emails to answer any questions or concerns that the student(s) may have as they progress
  • All other requirements as outlined in the customized MOU agreed upon by the company and SPU-MAMSSM.
  • 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 $300.00 participation fee to Riipen if approved by the instructor and successfully matched to students.