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Team Consulting Project
CONSULTING PJT
CLASS CODE: B 499A CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course is a senior-level capstone experience wherein student consulting teams use business concepts to address real-world strategic problems or opportunities for business clients. Teams may be formed within an emphasis area (i.e. marketing or finance) or they may be integrated across business disciplines, depending on the needs of the client. The project must be managed through problem or opportunity identification, data gathering, analysis and development of strategies and tactics to solve the problem or pursue the opportunity. Requires a professional final written and oral report. Teams and clients are organized through the Business Management Department according to student expertise and client needs.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Faculty team-taught course focusing on integrated strategic planning and problem solving using classic and real-life case studies in partnership with regional and national business organizations. Integrated faculty teaching with student teamwork development in over-all business planning, problem solving, and professional reporting of both quantitative and qualitative results of team research efforts.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Polish skills in the following areas:

Quantitative analysis
Technological literacy
Teamwork and leadership skills
Written and oral communication
Problem solving
Project management

Demonstrate ability to synthesize and apply knowledge gained in Business Management and cluster courses.
REQUIREMENTS: Written report, oral presentations, team evaluations, peer evaluations, strategy presentations.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of Business Junior Core (B 301, B 321, B 341, B 361, Econ 358, Eng 312, and IS 350) or instructor approval.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002