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Andrew Ballard
B BUS 491
Bothell Campus

Business Consulting

Applies principles and methods of consulting to organizations. Teams work as consultants for local businesses, applying management theory and concepts to develop strategic and tactical solutions to client-driven problems involving multiple functions.

Class description

Apply principles and methods of consulting to organizations. Teams work as consultants for local businesses, applying management theory and concepts to develop strategic and tactical solutions to client-driven problems involving multiple functions.

Student learning goals

1. Provide opportunities to demonstrate and strengthen skills in critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving and decision-making.

Provide experience developing project management plans and managing a multi-functional project and from start to completion.

Build skills in evaluating organizational and functional issues and opportunities, prioritizing opportunities based on both market potential and organizational capability.

Develop consulting skills including PEST(LE) and Five Forces Analyses; financial statement and breakeven analysis; primary research and competitive studies; and organizational structure.

Build skills in preparing and delivering professional business presentations.

Provide opportunities to experience the practical day-to-day tasks of Business Consulting.

General method of instruction

Lecture and interactive discussions, individual and in-class team assignment.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Andrew Ballard
Date: 02/06/2014