Connecting leading companies with cross-functional teams of MBAs, Tippie's Business Solutions Center brings teams of MBAs together with professionals to solve real business problems. Clients get access to leading analytical talent at an affordable price, while students learn to apply theories to real-world settings, grounding education in reality.
Apply academic theory outside the classroom, and watch real learning happen. A Tippie consulting team did just that, working with Best Buy to generate ideas and strategic analysis to help the retailer step outside their business model and consider expansion in a new direction.
A team of Tippie MBAs worked with The Chicago Lighthouse, developing a strategy and implementation plan that would put GPS-enabled cell phones in the hands of every blind child in Illinois, allowing the blind to lead more independent lives.
TIAA-CREF used Tippie's cross-functional team—and its expertise in strategy, marketing, and finance—to boost investment plan enrollment through innovative financial marketing research.
Working closely with their MBA consulting team, companies get insider access to potential new hires before making hiring decisions. And Tippie MBA alums, like AEGON/Transamerica's Rob Johnston, get noticed by company execs by recruiting and administering consulting projects with Tippie MBA students.
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"The most impactful experience was sitting across from every C-level executive and sparring with them about our ideas. We would challenge their opinions and then they would challenge us. That kind of experience doesn't happen every day and certainly not in the classroom."
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The Tippie Business Solutions Center (BSC) brings together cross-functional teams of MBA students to deliver unique solutions to businesses, backed by extensive research and innovative ideas.
As an MBA student, you'll be part of a hands-on transformational experience that grounds classroom learning in real-world action. Your MBA team will hone its skills through guidance from experienced business leaders versed in the intricacies of consulting.
For BSC clients, the benefits are clear: they can tap into the collective ability of a team of MBAs working exclusively on their project. The team's diverse backgrounds in finance, marketing, technology, and strategy bring added perspective and expertise as they work remotely on highly analytical projects over 17 weeks. Every project carries a set of deliverables, milestones, and management presentations.
Working with the BSC gives clients access to leading analytical talent at a very affordable price, plus the opportunity to "test drive" potential hires prior to making internship or full-time hiring decisions.
Ready to learn more? Contact the Business Solutions Center management team to get started!