The ultimate test of the students in an outstanding business program is a “community test” of their ability to complete a real-life consulting project, unstructured in nature, meeting both a set deadline and the client’s expectations. This is the essence of the Action Learning course for undergraduates at the Weatherhead School of Management.
Through their consulting projects with organizational clients, our students who have completed the core curriculum are given the opportunity to work with theories in practice, testing and adjusting their skills and knowledge to solve challenging business problems.
Since 2005, undergraduate Weatherhead Action Learning teams have been demonstrating to the marketplace how well they can apply their critical thinking skills to real-life projects. They have completed projects in a broad range of strategic and functional areas, many of which are for repeat clients.