REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

Fall 2021 Industry Capstone Program

Collaboration Overview

Our Industry Capstone Program is designed to enhance your education through a collaborative consulting engagement. You'll work as part of a consulting team, with faculty support, to analyze real problems and recommend appropriate actions to the sponsor organizations. The program is an integral part of the curriculum of all graduate business programs. Upon completion, you’ll have a real project and real experience to share with recruiters and hiring managers as you move your career forward.

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • August 3, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • August 10, 2021

    Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.

  • September 7, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • December 10, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

Topics of Interest

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Account Management

Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Process Optimization

Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy Development
Requirements Planning
Evaluation and Recommendations

Customer Service

New Business Opportunity Assessment
New Product/Service Development
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Data Management

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Growth Strategy

Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes

International Affairs

Expansion Planning
Cultural Assessment
Strategic Entry

Marketing

Branding Strategy/Redesign
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing

Mergers & Acquisitions

Prospecting Acquirer Targets
Establishing & Validating Valuations
Researching Potential Acquisitions

Operations

Process Design Review
Scalability Assessment
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment

PR & Communications

PR Strategy Consulting
Communications Planning
Messaging & Tone Advancement

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Inventory Management
Distribution Optimization

Quality Control

Process Mapping & Checking
Document Validity Verification
Data and Fact Checking

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Research & Development

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping

Program & Course Info

SchoolStevens Institute of Technology, School of Business Industry Capstone Program
CourseFall 2021 Industry Capstone Program
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled30 (5-6 students per project)
Student Time Commitment8-15 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*TBD

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Health Care, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media, Non-Profit, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration13 Weeks (09/07/2021 - 12/10/2021)
LocationN/A
Company Time Commitment1 Hour per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count5

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