|This is the second year of a successful, project-based course taught by Professor Harry Davis in partnership with A.T. Kearney. Joe Raudabaugh (MBA’80), a senior partner with A.T. Kearney and founder of the firms’ Student Lab program, is the sponsor. Joe’s interest in experiential education started at Chicago when he was a student in one of Professor Davis’ original New Product Laboratory classes.
Ten team projects will be created from up to 60 students. Projects will center on companies’ strategic challenges and are multi-dimensional in nature. A.T. Kearney will coordinate client participation, supplement faculty with consulting resources to coach and support the student teams, and provide collaboration technologies to enable the teams and clients to work virtually. Previous clients have included Nike, Walgreens, Feeding America, Emerson, and IDEX. This year, Avendra, Innerworkings, Virtual Radiologic, Valkre, Accretive Health, Chegg and WalMart are also prospective clients.
Student teams will engage in problem definition/refinement, identifying appropriate analytical tools to address the problem/issue, designing data collection tools (as applicable), collecting and analyzing data, developing actionable, data-driven recommendations to address the challenges and presenting these to the client’s senior management.
The first class session is required and will be on Thursday, March 8, 2012 (which is before the start of spring quarter) from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Gleacher Center. In this first session, projects are introduced and initial team formation begins. The remaining class sessions will be during the spring quarter on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Gleacher. Class will also meet on Friday, June 8 from 8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for final presentations. Most class sessions will be a presentation by sponsoring business clients, AT Kearney consultants or faculty-led discussion.
This course is open to and welcomes students from all programs (full-time, evening and weekend).
Interested students need to email email@example.com no later than February 28th to reserve their seat for the March 8th first class session.