Carlson School of Management

Strategy. Business planning. Financial management. Organizational design. Supply chain and operations. Imagine you just facilitated a constructive client debate around several growth strategies your team suggested. Imagine seeing a new product in the market and knowing that your research and recommendations were used to launch it. You don’t have to imagine anymore. In the Carlson Consulting Enterprise you will gain real world experiences like these while working with clients; resulting in a positive impact on their business and your career development.

The Carlson Consulting Enterprise (CCE) is part class part work experience. It’s a 2-2.5 semester course in which student-led teams are assigned to work on a live client project for a local company. Project work is supplemented and enhanced by a weekly class that teaches structured thinking and project management skills that will be crucial in any career path.

In short, the CCE:

  • Provides real-world business solutions for Fortune 500 companies, mid-size corporations, and non-profit organizations.
  • Teaches an approach to business problems in a consultative fashion
  • Gives you the direct coaching, mentoring, client interaction, and direct feedback you’d normally only get by having a job.
  • Helps you to recognize how to exceed expectations, not merely meet them.

Carlson School Magazine

Read about the Consulting Enterprise in the Carlson School Magazine

The Carlson School magazine highlights how MBA students sharpen their skills on timely, real-world business challenges.

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Vineet Shukla, MBA '08

Vineet Shukla, MBA '08, Principal Supply Chain Management
Associate, Medtronic

Liz Woodwick, MBA '12

Liz Woodwick, MBA '12, Senior Consultant in Strategy and Operations
Deloitte Consulting

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Enterprise Program BrochureLearn more about all of the Carlson School Enterprise Programs with Enterprise Program brochure (PDF).

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