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Thunderbird Consulting Program

“#1”FinancialTimes: “BestinInternationalBusiness”US News andWorld Report:“International”charles.reeves@thunderbird.edu


THUNDERBIRD CONSULTING PRACTICUMYou and yourorganizationA ThunderbirdMBA consultingteam• Capstone course• Real-time client project• Professional level deliverablescharles.reeves@thunderbird.edu2


THUNDERBIRD CONSULTING PRACTICUMClients:• Local, national, or international in scope• Public (AZ MAG to Inter-AmericanDevelopment Bank)• Private (start-ups to MNCs)• Non-profitcharles.reeves@thunderbird.edu3


THUNDERBIRD CONSULTING PRACTICUMStudent Consultants:• Experienced young professionals• International business experience• Language and cultural fluency• Second year MBA candidatescharles.reeves@thunderbird.edu4


AN EXAMPLE PROJECTClient Organization:Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)Project:Identify trends in the companies and industries that engage intrade between Mexico and the MAG region and identify economicdevelopment opportunities based on these industries and trendsDeliverables:A detailed supply chain landscape analysis focusing on keycompanies, industries and trends in the Sun Corridor includingSonora. (groundwork for a strategic plan)charles.reeves@thunderbird.edu5


WHAT WE DOOther Clients:Other things we can do for you:• Organizational strategies andassessments• Business plans and pro-formafinancials• Supply chain opportunities andinvestments• Marketing strategies and research• Market entry strategies• Human Resource strategiescharles.reeves@thunderbird.edu6


OTHER DETAILS, FAQS• Team size: 3 to 7, depending on workload• Projects occur between:• September and December (Fall semester)• January and April (Spring semester)• We regularly sign NDAs• Costs:• Non-profits: $1,000• Public organizations: $2,000• For profit companies: $2,500charles.reeves@thunderbird.edu7


A PROJECT BEGINS WITH:A project synopsis and a discussion withProfessor Michael Finney- michael.finney@thunderbird.edu- charles.reeves@thunderbird.edu8

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