BUS 455 is an Advanced Consulting Engagement in which students function as a consulting team on one or more live projects in the business world.  We will engage a client early in the semester, determine the scope of the project and work together to deliver a findings report and recommendations by semester-end.  This is an extremely invigorating class for students who want a hands-on challenge in a real business environment. 

The arc of this course will begin with on overview of business strategy and the McKinsey Consulting model and will then practice critical thinking through analysis and hands-on experiential learning of current business issues via client interaction and real business issues.  The class will culminate with a presentation to the client of the final work product, including billable hours, and final recommendations with supporting rationale.