As a team, students will examine a selected company's processes and provide in-depth recommendations for necessary improvements. With guidance from faculty and a company liaison, each team will present your findings to senior management.
More than an Internship
Action Learning Projects are part of the curriculum for academic credit, and are conducted with faculty guidance. Because they are performed by teams, their scope can be much broader than that of a typical internship. Also, while interns may receive wages, Action Learning teams receive no consulting fees. The semester-long projects are similar to consulting engagements. Grades are determined by the team's faculty mentors. Observations from host company liaisons are a crucial component of their evaluations, especially those regarding the final presentation.
A typical Action Learning Project might be the development or distribution of a new product; how to streamline a purchasing process; creating an annual sales forecast procedure; or exploring the capital appropriation process.
Established companies chosen for Action Learning Projects span numerous types of industries, sizes, and functions.