Business Administration 395 – Case Problem Formulation and Solution
Are you interested in a Consulting Career?
This is an elective course taught by top business faculty (Academic Head Professor Deepak Somaya) and consulting industry professionals. The class objective is to bring together academic rigor, industry knowledge, and personal development through business case interviews. The cases will also serve to help prepare the students for full-time and internship interviews with consulting firms.
Why should I take this course?
The class will provide students with the knowledge, skills, resources, and opportunities to be successful in attaining both consulting internships and full-time jobs by exposing students to problem solving frameworks, cases, and real industry knowledge early in their academic career and providing mentorship from seniors who have accepted full-time offers in consulting and have advanced case interview skills.
What companies are involved?
The class currently has eight sponsors from companies of all sizes: Bain, Deloitte, EY, Healthscape, KPMG, McKinsey, PwC, and Stax. These companies are interested in not only hiring you as a potential employee, but have invested both time and money to help increase the skills of all class members. Class members also have the opportunity to attend networking events and office visits with these companies.
When does it meet?
Business Administration 395 – Case Problem Formulation and Solution is a 3 credit hour course which meets on Fridays from 11:00am-12:50pm. The class will be delivered in a hybrid model where the faculty lecture will post videos online and lecture in class for 30-60 minutes. Then, a company sponsor will teach a real world case for the remainder of the class. The weekly case interview tests the student’s ability to communicate and solve a business problem, and it helps prepare them for case interviews.
What is the time commitment?
2.0 hours of class time and 1 hour case interview each week and any case interview preparation the individual chooses to do.
Who is it open to?
The targeted audience will be sophomores and juniors in the College of Engineering and Business. It will be a competitive process with a minimum GPA of 3.5 for business and 3.0 for engineering students.