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Beyond the Classroom : Eller MBAs Take on Corporate Consulting Projects

Eller MBA Microsoft consulting team
The Microsoft project team (L-R): Anubhav Swami (MBA ‘11), Alicia Orabuena (MBA ‘11), David Spinelli (Microsoft sponsor), Vishwanath Subramanian (MBA ‘11), and Dale
Prentiss (MBA ‘11).

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January 2010

By Liz Warren-Pederson

Each spring, teams of first-year Eller MBA students connect with corporations and nonprofit organizations for in-depth consulting projects that challenge them to apply the academic knowledge they're gaining in the classroom.

The project scope varies by client — this semester, teams will work on projects dealing with everything from supply-chain management to market research for clients including Raytheon, Microsoft, Northwest Medical Center, Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, City of Tucson, and GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.

“The project gives us experience working with clients to develop solutions to actual issues that they face,” explains Anubhav Swami, MBA ’11 and team leader for the Microsoft project. “It also provides a great opportunity to reinforce the learning from the first semester because, like any real situation, most field projects require solutions that span the breadth of the knowledge spectrum that we are exposed to in the classroom.”

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