Career Management

Class Projects

Many of our courses require students to do projects with real organizations to supplement their learning as part of the class. Typically, students are in small teams of 3 to 5 students and are tasked with adding value to an organization which meets criteria for a particular course. This might range from developing a proposal for a training program to analyzing and investment strategy to designing a communications plan.

Courses requiring projects are in all areas of interest including finance, marketing, operations, and human resources. In addition to these elective courses, our full-time students also do a PACE project (Practical Applications for Careers and Enterprises) where a group of 10-12 students do a consulting project for a not-for-profit or public sector client. Students in our evening Professional MBA program do a capstone project, a consulting project that should incorporate many areas of interest. Partnering with a team of students offering value to your organization may be a great way to get an outside viewpoint, have smart people attack a tough problem or simply a way to engage with young minds and learn from the professors what's current in MBA programs.

Should you have a project that may be appropriate for an individual seeking to build their resume or for a group of students in a class, please contact Beth Ursin at eursin@willamette.edu