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MBA Strategic Consulting Program

Our MBA candidates are prepared to collaborate and deliver you creative solutions to critical relevant business challenges! Foster MBA teams have conducted projects for hundreds of businesses, offering industry and market research insights, fresh ideas, and actionable recommendations.

To discuss your project ideas and learn more about how to engage with a Foster MBA team contact us at [email protected].

See a select list of past client companies below.

Adobe
Alaska Airlines
Alliance of Angels
Apptio
Avvo
Amazon
Boeing
Boys & Girls Club
CDK Digital Marketing
Code Fellows
Concur
Costco
Dell EMC
Disney
Dolby
Dry Soda Co.
Eddie Bauer
Egencia, an Expedia Company
Evolent Health
Expeditors International
F5 Networks
Foss Maritime
Getty Images
GM Nameplate
Google
Groundspeak
Group Health Cooperative
Holland America Line
Intel
Isernio’s Sausage
K2 Corporation
Landesa
La Panzanella
Marchex
Medamonitor/LEVL
Microsoft
National Park Service
Nike
Outdoor Research
PACCAR
Philips
Planetary Power
Providence Health & Services
Puget Sound Energy
REI
Saltchuk
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle Opera
SightLife
Skanska
Starbucks
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Talking Rain
T-Mobile
Vulcan
Volt Athletics
Wells Fargo Bank
West Monroe Partners
Weyerhaeuser
Wunderman
Xbox
YMCA
Arranged by functional scope

Strategy

  • Strategic business development
  • New business and product assessment, including design, packaging, and distribution channels
  • Customer/user experience journey mapping
  • Identifying socially responsible and sustainable business solutions
  • Cost benefit analysis of strategic initiatives

Finance/Business Planning

  • Pricing optimization
  • Industry payment terms benchmarking for policy and practice optimization
  • Asset lifetime value optimization
  • Landscape assessment and recommendations for increased profitability
  • Strategic growth plan for international expansion
  • Cash flow management optimization
  • Carbon offset program identification and emissions stabilization strategy with carbon-neutral growth

Market Research / Marketing Strategy

  • Customer lifetime value (CLV) analysis and recommendations for growth
  • Communications and marketing plans for strategic initiatives
  • Optimized target customer segmentation and market-sizing
  • New Product or service channel optimization
  • Competitor marketing analysis and messaging recommendations
  • Strategic launch and store openings
  • Market research and new product positioning

Operations & Supply Chain

  • Cost optimization for supply chain delivery services
  • Production efficiency and efficacy assessment with recommendations for improvement
  • Assess outsourcing opportunities and third-party risk management

Organization Governance/HR

  • Employee satisfaction and long-term part-time employee retention optimizations
  • Succession planning guide and employee training plan
  • Performance metrics scorecard/dashboard toolkit
  • Organization structure assessment
To discuss your project ideas and learn more about how to engage with an MBA team contact us at [email protected]!

Foster MBA value delivered to you

This is your opportunity to access strong talent and a potential hiring pool! Our program follows the UW academic calendar, offering 10-week project engagements with one to six MBA candidates focused on the relevant needs of your business for a nominal fee. Nonprofit organizations are exempt from fees.

Foster MBA Project Cycle

You can submit your project proposal at any time using the following linked Foster MBA Project Proposal form or reach out to our MBA Strategic Consulting office at [email protected] for more information!

There are three programs in which you can engage in a Foster MBA project:

APPLIED STRATEGY PROJECTS
APPLIED STRATEGY PROJECTS

Offered during our winter (Jan to Mar) quarter, teams of 5-6 first-year full-time MBA students engage on a project with you while deepening their knowledge and experience through our core Applied Strategy project course, guided by leading Foster faculty.

Submit your project proposal here!

Proposal Deadline: EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30, 2020

FOSTER MBA CONSULTING
FOSTER MBA CONSULTING

Offered during our autumn (Sep to Dec) and spring (Mar to Jun) quarters, MBA students use their knowledge and skills gained from prior experience and their current MBA studies to deliver you valuable insights and recommendations relevant to your business strategy, customer journey, supply chain and inventory management, financial optimization, or organizational governance.

Submit your project proposal here!

Upcoming Deadline: February 26, 2021

Service Corps
Service Corps

Offered during our spring quarter (Mar to Jun), Service Corps pairs teams of Foster MBA students with leading nonprofit organizations to address critical, unmet business challenges in a 10-week project. Each project is supported by a faculty advisor and an external consultant from firms such as BCG and McKinsey.

Submit your project proposal here!

Upcoming Deadline: January 22, 2021

Our Foster MBAs

28Average age of MBA student
5.7Average 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.
Jeff OldenMBA, 2017

For more information about the MBA Strategic Consulting program, contact us at [email protected] or submit your proposal here!