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Master's Experience Consulting Program

The Master’s Experience is a CSUSM signature program that connects business organizations with graduate students to perform consulting projects. Sponsoring organizations propose real-world project opportunities and students deliver real-world solutions. The projects represent the capstone experience required of all graduating students earning an MBA in at CSUSM. 

Projects may range from single student consultants from the Specialized MBA Program to collaborative teams of up to five Fully Employed MBA consulting students. Sponsoring organizations may choose from multiple project options depending on their research requirements and budget. 

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Consulting Project Scope:

Previous MBA consulting projects have been comprised of the following analyses. This list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive.

  • Predictive Modeling
  • Data Mining
  • Dashboard Development
  • Profitability Optimization
  • Pricing Optimization
  • Industry Landscape
  • Competitor Analyses
  • New Product Launch Strategies
  • Growth Planning
  • Market Entry or Expansion
  • Merger/Acquisition/Joint Venture
  • Start-Up/Early-Stage Venture
  • Market Research
  • Economic Impact Research

Each project is tailored to the sponsor’s specific needs.  Some sponsors come with a specific initiative in mind.  Others have less clear goals and rely on the team and faculty advisor to help them pinpoint focus, direction, and goals.  Sponsors can choose to be as involved as they like with each project.  Some choose to become closely involved while others take a more hands-off approach.

Read what our past project sponsors have to say about the program!

Recent Consulting Clients:

  • Alliant Consulting, Inc.
  • ATS Wealth Management
  • Best Buy Health, Inc.
  • BMS-Inc
  • BMS, LLC
  • Calsense
  • Cart Mart
  • City of Menifee
  • City of San Marcos
  • Creative Electron, Inc.
  • Endera Motors
  • Energy Service Partners/Quativa
  • Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • Lazy Acres Natural Market
  • Legoland California Resort
  • MAAC
  • Maisonette
  • Metal-Era, Inc.
  • Mission Control Systems
  • New Village Arts, Inc.
  • OneSource Distributors
  • Rainbow Municipal Water District
  • Rech Engineering
  • RG Alliance Group, LLC
  • San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
  • SDBotoxPB
  • Solutions Farms, LLC. 
  • The Jocelyn Approach
  • Viasat Inc.

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