Summer 2010 Newsletter, Tippie MBA Strategic Business Consulting

Another semester has passed and the Tippie MBA students have completed 11 Strategic Business Consulting projects, including analysis of business strategy, market entry & expansion, profitability improvement, and much more. Read on for more details on Spring 2010 projects, alumni impact, and how to get involved!

  Rich Boulger giving a presentation

Project Spotlight: Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind or Visually Impaired - Making the World a Better Place

Chicago Lighthouse teamTippie MBA consultants developed a strategy and implementation plan to put GPS-enabled cell phones into the hands of every blind child in Illinois.

Read more: how GPS impacts unemployment

Rich Boulger giving a presentationAbout the University of Iowa's Business Solutions Center

Tippie MBAs immerse themselves in a 16-week real-world business consulting experience through the University of Iowa's Business Solutions Center, headed up by former Accenture partner Rich Boulger. Teams of MBAs from all areas come together to help business and industry leaders solve highly analytical business challenges.

Read more about how the BSC operates

Eliot Weiner

Perspectives: A Tippie Alum on His Consulting Experience

"My two corporate engagements with the BSC allowed me the opportunity to take an undefined issue and transform it into a comprehensive yet palatable set of solutions. In my Tippie consulting experience, I built a strong foundational set of consultative skills that have proved invaluable in my post-MBA career."

Read more about Eliot's experience

Thank You to Our Clients for Spring 2010 Projects!


iPrism Global AEGON/Transamerica Capital Management University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Market entry strategy analysis Market analysis for a direct marketing campaign Market expansion analysis
Compleware Rockwell Collins Eaton Hydraulics
Project 1: Due diligence analysis for global market expansion
Project 2: Market potential/analysis of advanced technology
Strategic analysis on implications of the convergence of manned and unmanned flight in common airspace Project 1: Profitability improvement analysis based on commodity spend codification and segmentation
Project 2: Analysis of sales discounts across market segments
The Chicago Lighthouse Best Buy Don Hummer Trucking
Bundling & display of technology for blind/low vision individuals; GPS enabled cell phone devices Ideation & strategic analysis for potential business model expansion Corporate financial analysis & profitability analysis

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