Four students presenting in an executive boardroom.
Annette Cristino MBA '17 walks a group of executives through her team's findings during a Field Consulting Program presentation .

The signature capstone experience of the Stevens MBA is the Field Consulting Program, where you'll work as a consultant with a real company to solve a problem or assess a potential opportunity. Lessons in leadership, creativity, critical thinking, applied analytics and strategy will help you understand the problem, work within a team of students to consider solutions, understand how this project fits into the broader goals of the business, and present recommendations to the company's senior leadership.

Partner companies have ranged from Fortune 500 companies to small startups, in industries from technology and finance to marketing and nonprofit. Some questions partner companies have presented to our students include: 

  • How can the threat of robo-advisors to wealth managers be quantified?
  • How can a gaming company effectively market its products to schools with special-needs students?
  • How will the rise of software-defined networks create sales risks for large telecommunications and technology companies?

“The students validated some key points we’ve been discussing and also brought in some great new concepts that made us think differently about the challenge at hand.”

Rich Bingham, director, global strategy, marketing and communications group, Pershing

You'll be directly connected to a manager at the company, who will be available to meet with you and answer questions about the business problem, the company's culture and how its managers define success. You'll also work closely with Stevens faculty, who bring extensive industry experience to the classroom. Your professors will help you flesh out ideas, challenge your assumptions and prepare you for the rigors of presenting your findings in a corporate boardroom. 

Many Stevens alumni go on to exciting careers in technology consulting, but even if you choose a different path, the ability to test your skills in the real world is an invaluable statement on your résumé and proof that you understand how to communicate important technology concepts to an executive audience.

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Field Consulting Program partner companies

Nokia Bell Labs