International Consulting Experience

The Opportunity

The International Consulting Experience, an advanced spring elective course, takes the consulting experience global by providing student teams of three to four members with the opportunity to work on project assignments with international corporate sponsors. The program includes pre-departure sessions in the fall, focused on consulting methodology and intercultural competencies. Travel to the company site takes place during the winter break, at which time students develop an engagement contract and begin on-site primary research. The project work is completed during the spring semester with a team presentation to the sponsor company. The team’s findings and recommendations are shared via a written report and an oral presentation.

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Why International Consulting?

Babson’s International Consulting Experience will provide you with some incredible benefits including:

  • Earning academic credit through consulting for an international company sponsor
    • Undergraduate 4 Advanced Elective credits
    • Graduate 3 Elective credits
  • Learning how macro-economic, social, and political trends affect the business strategies in the destination country
  • Improving your cross-cultural communication skills
  • Utilizing appropriate attitudes and knowledge about the host country and culture to develop real and applicable solutions
  • Sharpening your observational, analytical, and evaluative skills
  • Enhancing your résumé and interviewing with an experience that will differentiate you from other candidates
  • Developing an international network

Sample Project Scopes

Projects deal with current concerns of sponsor organizations in one or more functional areas, such as:

  • Marketing plan development
  • Marketing strategy/analysis
  • Industry analysis
  • Business development
  • Benchmark/Competitive analysis
  • Internet-related projects