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MBA7350 - CAPSTONE: BABSON CONSULTING ALLIANCE PRO

CAPSTONE: BABSON CONSULTING ALLIANCE PRO

Babson Consulting Alliance Program One of Babson's signature learning experiences is the Babson Consulting Alliance Program (BCAP). BCAP plays an integral role in helping students integrate their classroom knowledge into sound business practices. First-year MBA candidates are matched with alliance companies from industries in which they have expressed a career interest. Guided by an advisor, BCAP teams work directly with company representatives to complete a project. The BCAP project is designed to address specific alliance company needs and will focus on solutions to real business problems. Past projects have focused on topics such as market segmentation, organizational design, performance measurement, activity analysis, and costing skills that are developed in the MBA curriculum. Typically the project concludes with a written report and a presentation with recommendations from the team to company executives. Babson's context of experiential learning involves a three part accountability structure: Peer group learning, an academic advisor and curriculum, and a client sponsor.

2.00 credits

MFE7500 - MGMT CONSULTING FIELD EXPERIENCE

MGMT CONSULTING FIELD EXPERIENCE

MFE 7500 Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) *****THIS COURSE REQUIRES ACCEPTANCE INTO THE MCFE PROGRAM, Registration is Manual for students who have been accepted into the program****** Course description: The MCFE Program is designed to link the business and investment community with Babson College students through a consulting team project. Graduate Students work in teams of three to five people, supported by a faculty advisor with the objective of examining an actual business or investment situation. The assignments take place in a variety of business environments which have included Fortune 500 companies, growth companies, venture capital firms, hedge funds and large and small investment companies. The team projects cover approximately 14 weeks during the fall or spring semester, with students earning three credits. At the conclusion of the project, the MCFE team's findings and recommendations are presented to the sponsoring company in a detailed, written report and oral presentation. The program provides students with an opportunity to apply their classroom-based learning to real-world business issues and investment situations where they and their partnering companies gain value as well as exposure to new opportunities, innovative solutions and resources. It also provides a unique perspective for anyone interested in either the investment (investment banking, traditional asset management or hedge fund, venture capital/private equity and private wealth management), corporate finance or consulting area. Prerequisite: Permission from the Graduate Office of Experiential Learning

3.00 credits

MFE7510 - MGMT CONSULT FIELD EXPER - PROJ LDR

MGMT CONSULT FIELD EXPER - PROJ LDR

MFE7510 Managing the Consulting Field Experience *****THIS COURSE REQUIRES ACCEPTANCE INTO THE Project Management/MCFE PROGRAM, Registration is Manual for students who have been accepted into the program***************** This experiential learning course integrates class work as a project leader and hands-on management experience at the same time. As a project leader you will be in charge of a team of four to six undergraduate students working on a Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) project for an organization. MBA students will be responsible for managing the entire consulting experience, which will require them to use a variety of skill sets (e.g. project management, coaching, emotional intelligence, team building, performance management, planning) that will vary based on your team's needs and the deliverables required by the company. While you will not be an active team member performing the day-to-day tasks, your responsibility will be to manage the team towards final delivery of the project to the client. This course will provide valuable hands-on leadership experience that cannot be acquired in a classroom setting alone. Prerequisite: Permission of Experiential Learning Programs Associate Director

3.00 credits

MFE7565 - MCFE: BABSON OLIN SCOPE

MCFE: BABSON OLIN SCOPE

EPS7565 - BABSON-OLIN SCOPE This course permits students to conduct a business analysis for an engineering design project. Babson graduate students work with Olin College of Engineering students who are assigned to Senior Consulting Program for Engineering (SCOPE) projects. SCOPE projects are year long engineering design team projects sponsored by companies, government or the community. Design teams work to solve a current problem of significant interest (See SCOPE Handbook for details).

3.00 credits

MFE7567 - MCFE: G51 CAPITAL

MCFE: G51 CAPITAL

MFE 7567 Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) *****THIS COURSE REQUIRES ACCEPTANCE INTO THE MCFE PROGRAM, Registration is Manual for students who have been accepted into the program****** Course description: The MCFE Program is designed to link the business and investment community with Babson College students through a consulting team project. Graduate Students work in teams of three to five people, supported by a faculty advisor with the objective of examining an actual business or investment situation. The assignments take place in a variety of business environments which have included Fortune 500 companies, growth companies, venture capital firms, hedge funds and large and small investment companies. The team projects cover approximately 14 weeks during the fall or spring semester, with students earning three credits. At the conclusion of the project, the MCFE team's findings and recommendations are presented to the sponsoring company in a detailed, written report and oral presentation. The program provides students with an opportunity to apply their classroom-based learning to real-world business issues and investment situations where they and their partnering companies gain value as well as exposure to new opportunities, innovative solutions and resources. It also provides a unique perspective for anyone interested in either the investment (investment banking, traditional asset management or hedge fund, venture capital/private equity and private wealth management), corporate finance or consulting area. Prerequisite: Permission from the Graduate Office of Experiential Learning

3.00 credits

OLN7500 - CROSS REGISTRATION AT OLIN COLLEGE

CROSS REGISTRATION AT OLIN COLLEGE

Olin College spring 2013 course, specially aimed at 3-College students Engineering for Humanity: Helping Elders Age in Place through Partnerships for Healthy Living Olin College: Engr 2141/AHSE 2141 Instructors: Caitrin Lynch and Ela Ben-Ur Day/Time: Mondays and Thursdays, 12:30-3 [time can be shifted slightly to accomodate commute time and lunch; contact the profs] Prerequisites: None More info? See http://e4h.olin.edu/spring2013.html Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of older adults in the local community? Were looking for students with passion to help others and with diverse backgrounds in arts, humanities, social sciences, business, and/or technical fields. This innovative, intergenerational course is a partnership between college/graduate students and local senior citizens. It is co-taught by two Olin College professors with experience in anthropology, design, and mechanical engineering, and will take place at Olin College and in the local communities (home visits and fieldtrips). We will partner Wellesley-Babson-Olin student teams with local senior citizen volunteers, and ultimately the students will design real, implemented solutions to specific everyday problems. Projects will be customized to meet the needs of the senior citizen partners. Possible projects: students might design a device to help someone who has difficulty reaching up to change a light bulb, something to help hold a newspaper steady with shaky hands, or something to enable someone to get clothes out of a dryer that is difficult to stoop down to reach. The class meets 2x/week; some sessions are devoted to co-design with the client population or to team meetings, other sessions involve guest speakers and fieldtrips, others are for discussion of topics relevant to aging and/or design. No prerequisites; a sense of adventure highly recommended. Questions? Contact Caitrin Lynch clynch@olin.edu.

2.00 credits