MBA Strategic Consulting students

MBA Strategic Consulting Program

The Foster MBA Strategic Consulting Program connects teams of MBA students with businesses to deliver creative solutions to critical business challenges.

About the projects

We offer two project options: Field Study and Applied Strategy. Both can be structured to address almost any strategic business issue. We will help you determine which option would be the best fit for your needs based on the timing and nature of your project.

Applied Strategy ProjectsThis nine week project is offered during winter quarter only. Your company will work with a team of five to six first-year full-time MBA students consultants on a project of your choosing. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2017.
Field Study ProjectsThis 12-15 week project is offered throughout the academic year.
Your company will work on an in-depth project of your choosing with a team of three to five 2nd year full time or 2nd/3rd year evening (part-time) MBA students. The deadline to apply is September 1 for fall start and November 1 for winter start.

Why work with Foster MBAs?

Our MBA Strategic Consulting Program has conducted projects for hundreds of companies involving more than one thousand MBA students. Through this program the sponsoring companies gain valuable insights on strategy, marketing, supply chain, finance, and organizational management. Students use their prior experience and new MBA skills to acquire career-building experience, bringing an outside perspective and immediate value to your organization.

Average age of MBA student
Average years of professional work experience

“The projects are a great opportunity to work on a real business case for one of the world-class organizations connected to Foster.” Read about Jeff’s experience on the Foster blog. Jeff Olden, 2017 (MBA).

More information about the projects

Which project is right for your company?
Past client companies
Sample project descriptions
Watch the webinar: Developing an MBA Consulting project
Watch the webinar: Managing an MBA Student Consulting Team


MBA Strategic Consulting Program

Jennifer Bauermeister







Global Consulting Projects

In addition to the applied strategy and field study projects listed above, we also offer consulting for companies looking to expand and/or enhance operations outside of the U.S. Please visit the Global Consulting Projects page for more information.