Students as Consultants
Babson’s experiential learning programs offer free consulting services to client companies while providing a real world business environment for students.
Student teams learn and demonstrate their professional expertise as they consult on client-related projects with the support of a faculty adviser.
“Students did a great job with a complex issue. Recommendations were relevant and can be implemented relatively quickly and cost effective. Great experience for BP.” Boston Properties, 2009–2010
Management Consulting Field Experience
Babson students are always looking for ways to learn more about an industry, organization, or career path. The Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) offers students the opportunity to gain practical industry experience while working with professionals in the business community. The MCFE program connects Boston-area organizations with talented Babson students who work as consultants to address a current business challenge.
This unique program gives allows students to gain valuable experience while providing your organization with creativity, insights, and results. The student team will spend a semester analyzing your business from the inside out, and collaborate to resolve a specific business problem. At the project’s conclusion, the MCFE team’s findings and recommendations will be presented to your company in a detailed, written report and in an oral presentation.
For more information regarding the Undergraduate MCFE program, contact Arline MacCormack, assistant director of Experiential Programs, at 781-239-4003.
The Graduate Office of Experiential Learning oversees two programs that provide Babson MBA students with opportunities to gain practical experience while collaborating to meet your company’s unique needs. Both programs are free of cost.
First-year students learn foundational team communication skills in Signature Learning Events focused on Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. In the spring semester, each student works on a team consulting project on behalf of an area company to resolve a specific problem or need.
Each semester, students select projects based on personal preferences, gaining valuable industry exposure or project management experience. Partnering companies range from startup entrepreneurs to large, established brands.
Partner company benefits of a Babson BCAP or MCFE include:
Objective analysis from a diverse team with strong business backgrounds and a faculty adviser
Project with a final action plan or investment recommendation(s)
Exposure to a talent pool for potential hires
Learn more about what past partner companies have to say about Experiential Learning at Babson.
For more information regarding the Graduate BCAP and/or MCFE program, contact Julie Bentley, Program Manager, at 781-239-3989.