The Management Practicum matches companies and organizations in the United States and around the world with five to six UCLA-NUS Executive MBA students in their final year of study, providing organizations an opportunity to engage a team of experienced professionals. The student teams represent a cross-section of business functions and areas of expertise, such as marketing, finance, technology and operations.
The UCLA-NUS Executive MBA students and company representatives agree on a scope of work that will result in a complete and in-depth strategic consulting report at the behest of an organization's management. The students collectively contribute an estimated 800 hours to the strategic plan for each company.
The plan may involve:
The strategic plans generally incorporate financial, marketing, operational and strategic recommendations based on extensive primary and secondary research that the team conducts. The plans can include an analysis of the organization's value proposition in relation to the competitive environment.