Through courses offered by the Center for Experiential Learning, students apply their academic work and managerial insight to your business challenges.
Organizations benefit from leading-edge practices and strategic management solutions as Olin students demonstrate their talent, skills and value in a real-time business context. Active faculty supervision ensures a rich learning experience and powerful results.
In this corporate consulting program, student teams work directly for a sponsoring company on a wide array of business and management problems. Faculty advising and performance incentives ensure strong results for sponsoring organizations and an invaluable learning experience for participating students. Many corporations return year after year with additional projects, a testimony to the program’s effectiveness. Read more.
Taylor Community Consulting Program
Student consulting teams help participating nonprofit organizations perform more effectively by providing them with short-term, pro bono business counseling and expertise that address business issues in the areas of market research, brand audit, financial assessment, operational assessment and strategic planning. Read more.
Global Management Studies
Students organize a course that combines classroom instruction, guest lectures and travel abroad programs. Companies may sponsor international field research and consulting projects via the Practicum. Recent projects included researching the implementation of different Asian marketing strategies in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Shenzhen); and exploring the challenges facing business as the engine of economic development in Ghana as well as identifying business opportunities for multinational expansion in Ghana.
The Praxis Fund manages over $1.5 million of Olin Business School's endowment, up from an initial $300,000 in April 1997. Seasoned professionals guide students in this course, which focuses on the same institutional restrictions that are faced by professional managers. Students experience firsthand the issues and considerations of managing investments for the benefit of others; have the authority to purchase or sell real assets; and must handle issues that range from compliance and account administration to ethical standards, potential conflicts of interest and confidentiality requirements.