Course Title

Fall 2021 APPLY Interterm

Collaboration Overview

We are searching for companies interested in hosting an in-person group of 3-5 Notre Dame MBAs for research-based student consulting projects taking place over a 4-day period in Fall 2021 (October 11-14). Projects offer students new perspectives, allow practice and reinforcement of course learnings, as well as round out student development while at Mendoza. In turn, host companies and organizations receive timely and impactful analysis and recommendations on their business challenges or opportunities to further move the needle towards important strategic outcomes.

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Engagement Format: Interterm

Students work in small groups of 2-6 or individually on immersive projects based on real-world challenges on-site directly with company mentors.

Timeline & Next Steps

  • June 22, 2021

    Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.

  • July 5, 2021

    Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.

  • July 30, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • August 13, 2021

    Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.

  • September 8, 2021

    Teams of students finalized. Students begin making travel arrangements.

  • October 11, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • October 14, 2021

    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

Business Analytics

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Corporate Finance

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy Development
Requirements Planning
Evaluation and Recommendations

Digital Marketing & Marketing Analytics

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

Growth Strategy

Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping


External Investment Analysis
Internal Investment Analysis

Mergers & Acquisitions

Prospecting Acquirer Targets
Establishing & Validating Valuations
Researching Potential Acquisitions

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

Quality Control

Process Mapping & Checking
Document Validity Verification
Data and Fact Checking

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Software Design & Development

MVP Design & User Testing
Systems Integration
Technology Roadmap Planning

Supply Chain & Operations

Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Inventory Management
Distribution Optimization

Talent Management

Talent Competency Mapping
Training & Development Curriculum Design
Talent Satisfaction Assessments

Program & Course Info

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
CourseFall 2021 APPLY Interterm
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled120 Enrolled, 3-5 per group per project
Student Time Commitment30+ Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*10/11 - 10/14/2021

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Accounting & Legal, Aerospace & Defense, Agriculture & Forestry, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Business Services, Construction, Repair & Maintenance, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Government, Health Care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media, Non-Profit, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Travel & Tourism
Requested Company Size
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration0.4 Week (10/11/2021 - 10/14/2021)
Company Time Commitment5+ Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count32