At Isenberg, we put a strong emphasis on hands-on "in-the-trenches" learning. Our practicum projects are uniquely challenging and ambitious, and cover a wide range of experiences, from developing business plans for start-up entrepreneurs to major projects in all areas for large global companies.
Students, participating in teams under the guidance of a faculty mentor, complete a semester-long team consulting project within a for-profit or not-for-profit organization. These projects involve real-time, complex issues of current interest to the organization's top leadership. Many students report the practicum to be the highlight of their MBA experience.
Team consulting projects for Isenberg's second-year MBA students challenge their adaptability as business problem solvers. During the semester-long assignments, teams of three and four students tackle real-world problems for high-profile corporate clients like Toyota, General Electric, and Lego; medium size businesses and start-ups; and nonprofit community groups in human services and the arts. In 2012, MBA teams completed projects for ten clients.