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Capstone consulting projects

Could your organization benefit from an outside perspective on one of your business challenges or opportunities?

One way to partner with the Bryan MBA program is through our Capstone Consulting projects.  These live consulting engagements, occurring under the supervision of an experienced faculty member, are designed to help your organization resolve an important business challenge.

After consultation with the faculty sponsor, a team of four or five students will be selected by the faculty supervisor based on their career interests and abilities.  The team will work with your organization over the course of a semester to gain strong understanding of the business problem and will develop and present data-based recommendations for performance improvement.

These consulting projects not only provide valuable help with one of your business issues, but also offer an opportunity to watch the project team members in action.  Through observation of performance on the project, and how these students interact with their team members and members of your organization, you may identify project team members who are the right fit for your talent needs.

A few project examples are listed below. For a complete list of past MBA Capstone Consulting Projects, please click here.

Examples of Bryan MBA Students in Action

Greensboro Center for Innovative Development

For this consulting project, a team of MBA students addressed the challenges of rising gasoline prices, potential oil shortages, and escalating environmental concerns. Working with the Greensboro Center for Innovative Development, the students conducted a comprehensive feasibility study on establishing an ethanol production facility in Guilford County.

Greensboro Children’s Museum

This MBA consulting team was composed of students interested in pursuing careers in the not-for-profit sector. Through extensive surveying and interviewing, the students studied the perceptions and beliefs of key stakeholders in the museum’s operations and advised the museum board on the drafting of the museum’s vision statement.

Randolph Community College

Examining how Randolph Community College could better serve local residents, this team of MBA students conducted a competitive and strategic analysis of the continuing education market in Randolph County and made recommendations on the development of new programs and courses to increase the institution’s enrollment.

Red Hat

A team of American and Taiwanese MBA students took on the challenge of planning off-shore operations when they worked with Red Hat, Inc. of the Research Triangle. The students analyzed the Taiwanese market and developed a strategic plan for Red Hat’s expansion into Taiwan.


As consultants for SunTrust’s regional headquarters in Durham, Bryan MBA students presented a strategic plan to capitalize on the growing Hispanic population in the Carolinas through the implementation of several outreach efforts as well as the formation of key alliances within the Hispanic business community.

Tyco Electronics

This team of MBA students performed a comprehensive supply chain mapping for Tyco’s North American Automotive Division. Based on data analysis through weight-cost predictive modeling and a comparative study of shipping methods, the consulting team devised a plan to reduce the company’s logistics costs.

If your organization is interested in arranging a consulting project, contact Mr. Jason Bohrer at

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Last updated: Friday, January 27, 2012

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