MAP Project Roles
- MAP consists of 4-6 MBA students.
For a seven-week period in March and April, these students are solely dedicated to work together
on their project, providing solid recommendations and solutions to
the business opportunities or challenges defined by the sponsor
organization. Project work takes place at both the company site and in Ann Arbor. In return, students receive 7.5 course credits.
Monetary compensation is not accepted.
- Faculty advisors are assigned to each project to facilitate the educational process and guide the students in their analyses and recommendations. Faculty advisors are selected from the following business disciplines: Business Information Technology, Finance, Managerial Accounting, Marketing, Operations Management Science, Management and Organizations (Human Resources), Corporate Strategy/International Business,
A high level of sponsor engagement insures success.
- Define the project issue and submit a MAP project proposal
- Appoint a company liaison & alternate liaison
- Provide access to information and personnel
- Reimburse project-related expenses, including travel, for the MAP team
- Ensure senior management attendance at the MAP final presentation
Primary and Alternate Project Liaisons
Project liaisons provide hands-on guidance.
- Work with MAP Program administration to discuss budget and planning details
- Serve as day-to-day contact person(s) for the student team and the key point person(s) for the company, and faculty (5-10 hours a week)
- Facilitate student access to company information and resources.
Help the team with setting up interviews with key personnel
important to the project
- Communicate periodically with MAP liaison faculty to discuss progress on the project
- Share enthusiasm for the project with the
student team. Emphasize the importance of the project and the
overall value it will bring to the Company/Organization
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