This project-centered course is meant to allow students to act as management consultants to top decision makers in companies which face global strategy decisions. The course isan integrative "capstone"component in the MBA program and the practicum compliment to the Introduction to Business Consulting course. It combines 3 key elements, namely global strategy, business consulting and virtual teamwork. It is an intensive project where a carefully selected group of 8-10 Israeli and foreign students undertake – over 6 months – a comprehensive business study or analysis, aimed at the articulation of the necessary basis for real strategic decision by the actual managers of a real and paying organization, facing a real strategic question.
The field study experience puts theory into practice: International consulting teams will delve into strategic decision situations and engage in the identification of key strategic options, thestudy and articulation of essential insights based on extensive primary and secondary research, the formulation of recommend actions that the organization could adopt, and the layout of corresponding implementation plans. The results of the study are multiple presentations to the client organization (“sponsor”) and a final comprehensive report providing a compelling argument in support of the specific and actionable recommendations.