EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: TRANSFORMING STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TO STRATEGIC BUSINESS CONSULTING

Joshua R. Aaron

Abstract


Strategic Business Consulting at the MBA level is designed to give students the opportunity to study administrative processes under conditions of uncertainty including an integrating analysis applied to all fields of business. The class concludes with a consulting presentation by teams of 3-4 MBA students to a real business client in the [fill in later] region.  The class consists of 3 general modules.  First, students are given the tools necessary to conduct a successful strategic analysis.  Second, they analyze a real company to “practice” before the real consulting project begins. Finally, they analyze the client firm and present their findings and recommendations to the client representatives on the last day of class. The course, the project and lessons learned are discussed. 


Keywords


strategy, MBA, consulting

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Hoover, J. D. (1974). Experiential learning: Conceptualization and definition. Developments in Business Simulation & Experiential Exercises, 1, 31-35.

Jennings, D. (1996). Strategic management and the case method: Survey and evaluation. Developments in Business Simulation & Experiential Exercises, 23, 105-110.

Kumar, S., & Bhandarker, A. (2017). Experiential learning and its relevance in business school curriculum. Developments in Business Simulation & Experiential Exercises, 44, 244-251.


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