MBA Strategic Consulting Program

Foster’s MBA Strategic Consulting Program can help you grow your business and make it more profitable. Teams of Foster MBA students will work with you to research complex business challenges and provide you with actionable recommendations. The companies and organizations who worked with us last year (2012-2013) were overwhelmingly satisfied with the students’ outside perspective and analytical skills. Most clients said they will implement the teams’ recommendations. All work is confidential and is supervised by Foster faculty and staff.

Project options
Applied Strategy - First-year full-time MBA students
Field Study - Second- and third-year full-time and evening MBA students

Please see below for details on the two options. Both can address domestic and/or international issues and be structured to fit almost any business challenge. Utilizing their training in management, finance, marketing and technology, the teams are able to conduct an in-depth analysis and then make recommendations for solving strategic problems, enhancing organizational effectiveness and competitiveness, and exploring and evaluating new business opportunities. We will help you determine which option would be the best fit for your needs based on the timing and nature of your project.

Academic Year
2013-2014
Applied Strategy Projects Field Study Projects
Application Deadline November 8 Three weeks before project start date
Present Project to Students November 19 reception Scheduled upon application
Notification of Selection December 13 Two weeks after application
Start Date January 15 Flexible from October 1- February 22
Completion Date February 25-March 7 All projects must be completed by June 6
Project Length 8 weeks 12-15 weeks
Project Scope Domestic or International Domestic or International
Team Composition 5-6 first-year full-time MBA students 4-5 second-year full-time or second/third-year evening (part-time) MBA students
Project Topics Marketing, Finance, Operations, Strategy Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain/Operations, Strategy
Project Fee $2,450 + project-related expenses, payable at end of project $7,500 + project-related expenses, payable at end of project

View brief project descriptions.

Visit the Applied Strategy Projects and Field Study Projects webpages to learn more about each project type and download the application form.

More Info
Gordon Neumiller
Director, MBA Strategic Consulting Program
Tel: 206-543-0964
Email: gneumill@uw.edu


MBA Strategic Consulting Program helps Foster students make connections, equipping them for the real world. Read more.
Foster MBA StudentsMBA Student Profile
Average age: 29
Average work experience: 5.9 years
What they bring: Outside perspective and immediate value to your organization
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Client Companies
The Foster MBA Strategic Consulting Program works with a wide-range of clients and industries. From large tech firms like Microsoft and Amazon to non-profits like the YMCA and Seattle Opera, our students assist industry leaders in addressing their most pressing issues. View a list of client companies.
Learn more about how a team of students could help your business by contacting

Gordon Neumiller
Director, MBA Strategic Consulting Program
Tel: 206-543-0964
Email: gneumill@uw.edu