Students will deliver high-impact projects for Boston-area operating companies by working in a team of four to help a senior client executive respond to a real business challenge. Students will: Learn and demonstrate the capabilities required to conduct a successful internal or external consulting project: managing the project, building client relationship and developing a high-impact presentation; Improve analytical skills: data analysis, survey management, Internet research and financial analysis; Work effectively as consulting team; Address a significant client problem from framing the issue through final presentation. This course is challenging both in the skills it demands students to learn and also in the time commitment for independent research, readings, team meetings, client meetings and meetings with the professor. In return, students will be able to showcase for potential recruiters a project that produced significant measurable results for an operating company. In addition, students will have built skill and confidence in working as a team and with a client. Prerequisites: previous work experience as an intern or employee; and at least 2 graduate-level Business courses in any two of the following: Marketing or Sales, Accounting, Org Behavior/HR/Leadership, Operations, Strategy, Finance. Class meets as a whole on Tuesdays, 2-3:20. Students will also meet in teams with the instructor and client. Students will need to submit a resume to Echo Bergquist (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be considered for enrollment. Usually offered every semester.