£
How to Manage Student Consulting Projects
Preview

Hardback

How to Manage Student Consulting Projects

A Practical Guide for Project Advisors

9781789907827 Edward Elgar Publishing
Joseph R. Weintraub, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Faculty Director of the Management Consulting Field Experience Program, George A. Lee, Ph.D., Executive in Residence of the Management Consulting Field Experience Program and Arline A.MacCormack, M.A., Associate Director of Experiential Programs, Babson College, US
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 782 7 Extent: c 192 pp
How to Manage Student Consulting Projects describes the key principles and tools needed by project advisors to manage student consulting projects in an academic setting. The authors highlight different approaches for managing student consulting teams and offer strategies that project advisors can use to improve project performance. The book also provides information for program administrators and deans, as well as project managers in non-academic settings, to help in the development and running of project-based learning.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Critical Acclaim
Contents
More Information
How to Manage Student Consulting Projects describes the key principles and tools needed by project advisors to manage student consulting projects in an academic setting. The authors highlight different approaches for managing student consulting teams, including an innovative model in which graduate students manage undergraduates. This model of experiential learning suggests that project advisors should include reflection of learning as a key outcome for any student consulting project. The book also emphasizes the importance of evaluating both team and individual performance in a project’s overall success, and data are shown on the positive impact that student teams have had on clients.

In addition to offering strategies that project advisors can use to improve project performance, the book provides information for program administrators and deans, as well as project managers in non-academic settings, to help in the development and running of project-based learning.
Critical Acclaim
‘I've seen firsthand how effectively managing student consulting projects can provide a valuable experience for students and a high impact service for clients. As a former dean and provost at Babson, I witnessed the authors of this book take the student consulting program to new heights and transform it into one of the most meaningful experiential learning opportunities you will find anywhere. You will want to learn from them and adopt their principles in your own program.’
– Dennis Hanno, President, Wheaton College, US

‘The Boston Red Sox organization has benefited greatly from the work of the student consulting teams from Babson College for over 6 years. It is clear that the program at Babson provides the students with the ability to work closely with our organization while also making relevant, actionable recommendations.’
– Jason Lumsden, Director of IT, Boston Red Sox

‘The Babson student consulting teams were a valuable resource to me when I was Governor of New Hampshire. The teams brought an independent and innovative perspective to a number of state agencies. Prof. Joe Weintraub, George Lee and Arline MacCormack have written an important book that I highly recommend to faculty and institutions in higher education who want to give real-world experiences to students while providing meaningful advice to organizations from all sectors of the economy.’
– The Honorable Craig R. Benson, CEO of Soft Draw Investments; former Chairman and CEO at Cabletron Systems Inc.; and former Governor of the State of New Hampshire

‘The student consulting teams from Babson College were quick to research and understand our industry and provide actionable plans and recommendations that impacted both our top and bottom line.’
– Robert Graybill, CEO and President, FMS USA and Canada

Contents
Contents: Introduction How to Manage Student Consulting Projects 1. Experiential Learning at Babson College 2. The Realities of Running Student Consulting Teams and Best Practices 3. Recruiting and Selecting Clients/Projects, Students, Project Advisors and Program Administrators 4. First Steps to Take in Managing Student Project Teams 5. Managing Student Project Teams Throughout the Semester 6. Evaluation, Learning, Virtual Teams and Recommendations Index

This title is available for institutional purchase via Elgaronline.

View sample chapter

eBook
$40.00
eISBN: 978 1 78990 783 4
My Cart