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2016 UNI MBA teams take on consulting projects

January 12, 2016 - 12:00am
UNIBusiness Editor
Curris Business Building

Three Iowa organizations were selected to work with teams of UNIBusiness MBA students as part of the Capstone Experience, a final consulting project that is required for completion of the MBA program. 

This year students are providing consulting services to

-Kryton Engineered Metals, a precision metal fabricator in Cedar Falls, IA

-PMW, a Maquoketa manufacturer of heavy duty parts washers

-Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, with multiple locations in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and Oelwein. 

Last November, a total of eleven businesses, community groups, and agencies were introduced to faculty and professional staff from the Business and Community Services division of the College. Some of those organizations will work students enrolled in senior level or MBA courses in the College, or with programs in the College’s outreach division of Business and Community Services.

The MBA Capstone Experience is a consulting project that requires students in the program to integrate and apply the principles and skills from the entire MBA curriculum. Each small team of students, working with a faculty mentor, is expected to develop practical responses to real business situations. Projects typically involve a strategic analysis, supported by research to address a question posed by the company. 

Each year the University of Northern Iowa’s MBA program identifies potential clients for its Capstone Experience from businesses and non-profit organizations in northeast Iowa. Projects are conducted during the first half of each year and are developed to meet the specific needs of the client. Organizations that would benefit from a consulting team to address strategic planning, marketing, operations, or feasibility questions are encouraged to contact Dale Cyphert at (319) 273-6150 or for information about becoming a Capstone client.


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