Thunderbird Emerging Markets Lab

This consulting class is a full-time engagement for one module. Teams of student consultants travel to a client?s work site in an emerging market and undertake a consulting project for the client. The client sets the focus of the work. In addition to completing the client?s deliverables, teams are responsible to Thunderbird Faculty for the academic requirements of the course. These include maintaining a project website, weekly reports and a campus presentation upon completion of the field work. Teams are self-directed and interact with their client system as any professional consultant would. Students will have direct responsibility for all phases of an organizational consulting assignment: contracting, discovery, feedback, and, where possible, implementation, value metrics development and evaluation. Faculty oversight is provided by regular communication?phone calls, video conferences, written reports, and sometimes an on-the-ground presence.

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