Experiential Learning for Companies

Participating Companies/Organizations

The Missouri State University College of Business provides a unique project opportunity for area businesses.  These company consulting engagements are made up of graduate student teams directed by a College of Business professor. Fundamental aspects are:

  • Students work with companies to evaluate key business areas and create implementable business solutions in a semester based project class.
  • Each consulting project is specifically tailored to real-world challenges that the business is facing, enabling students to use their skills and education to provide the company with a plan to achieve success as it relates to their company and industry.
  • Projects are reviewed by the applicable skills required and teams are selected with the essential skill sets.  Teams are typically made up of 4-5 students.
  • The MSU College of Business offers this opportunity in the fall and spring semesters.  Companies are selected many months prior to the engagement and are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. 

Examples of Consulting Projects

  • Financial Analysis and/or Forecasting
  • Strategic Marketing Plan
  • Product Assessment and Evaluation
  • Evaluation of Accounting and Budgeting System
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategic Growth and Sales Plan
  • Feasibility Study for New Project, Service, or Location
  • Product assessment and evaluation with brand identity
  • Key performance indicators identification, analysis, and plan
  • Assessment and evaluation of current marketing strategies
  • New staff recruitment and employee training

The consulting project participants agree to the following:

  • The company/organization will provide the information needed to do the project. 
  • Consulting team and faculty will sign a non-disclosure agreement.
  • The company/organization acknowledges that this assistance does not imply any endorsement of the Missouri State University College of Business.
  • The company/organization waives all claims against the MSU consulting team, faculty, as well as the Missouri State College of Business arising from this assistance. 

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To be considered for Project Based Learning, please complete the application.