Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Hello! I would like to inform you about a course that the Department of Management and Human Resources will be offering in the Spring 2011. The course is MHR 470 - Management Consulting (3 credits) and it will be offered on MW 1:00-2:15 p.m. I would encourage all of you to consider taking the course.
In this course, you will learn about the management consulting process, the tools for diagnosing the functioning of organizations, how to work with clients as a consultant, and how to design various interventions to enhance organizational effectiveness and performance. You will have the opportunity to design and complete an actual consulting project with a client in a real world organization. The course also features the extensive use of "live case studies" in which practitioners will come in with problems they are experiencing and you will have an opportunity to diagnose their issues, develop recommendations to present to them, and you will get feedback from them at the end of the class regarding the merit of your recommendations.
This is a very "hands on" course that will help you prepare for careers as consultants (working for firms like Accenture, Deloitte, Mercer, Huron, ZS Associates, etc.) as well as for a variety of other jobs/careers regardless of your major. This course is open to students from all majors!
If you are interested in taking this course, please register for the course when your scheduled registration date comes up. If the system will not allow you to register for the course, please e-mail me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will explain to you what needs to be done to authorize you to add the course. The course lists the pre-requisites as being a junior or senior and having completed MHR 300 and MHR 420, but these requirements will be waived so long as I authorize you to register for the course. FYI, you can use this course to fulfill MHR major requirements, business breadth requirements, or general elective requirements for many non-business majors.
Again, I hope that you will consider taking this course. Please share this e-mail with other students who might be interested in taking the course as well.
Thank you and I hope to see you in the Spring 2011 in MHR 470 - Management Consulting!
Department of Management and Human Resources Wisconsin School of Business University of Wisconsin-Madison
4176 Grainger Hall
975 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706-1323