MAP 2015 Project Proposal Form

 

     

The deadline for project submission is November 21, 2014

If you have any questions about the MAP program or the submission of this proposal, please contact the Office of Action-Based Learning at 734-763-3647 or rossmapprogram@umich.edu.

   
     
     
Date: 8/22/2014

 


 
 
Part One: Organization Information
 
1. Organization Name:  
   
2. Organization Type:  
   
   
3. Primary Industry:

If primary industry is Other, please provide details:

   
   
4.What are the primary activities, products or services your organization provides?  
 
   
5. How long have you been in business?
   
   
6. How many employees work for your organization?
 
   
7. What is your company website?
 
   
   
8. What is your annual revenue?
 
 
   
Part Two: Project Information  
 
9. Project Type
What is the primary focus of the project you are proposing?
 
 
10. Describe your project. 
What is the issue or opportunity you would like the MBA student team to examine?
 
   
11. Why is this issue important at this time?
 
   
12. What work products do you have in mind as project deliverables?
The more specific you can be, the better the students will be able to assess their interest and fit.
(Examples of project deliverables: marketing plan, financial impact assessment, situation analysis, competitive landscape assessment, optimized business model, etc.)
 
   
13. What outcomes do you feel would confirm the project was a success?  
 
   
Part Three: Team Requirements - Each team consists of 4-6 students   
Please note any language requirements that are necessary for the success of this project.
Note: If you choose “Desired” that means your need for the language is OPTIONAL.
 
14. Language Capability other than English:  
Language choice 1 (other than English):   
Desired or Required?  
Skill level (choose one) conversational, fluent or native?  
How many team members need this capability?  
   
Language choice 2  (other than English):   
Desired or Required?  
Skill level (choose one) conversational, fluent or native?  
How many team members need this capability?  
   
Language choice 3  (other than English):  
Desired or Required?  
Skill level (choose one) conversational, fluent or native?  
How many team members need this capability?  
   
15. Skills:
Is there specific prior industry knowledge and/or functional expertise necessary for students on this project? Please specify whether these skills are required or preferred.
 
 
   
16. Citizenship:
MAP Teams are made up of a diverse group of students from many countries. All international students will have proper documentation allowing them to participate in domestic and international locations. If, however, restrictions exist within your organization, please describe them below.
 
   
 A student of any nationality may bid on this project.
Yes
No
 
If no, please provide details:  
 
Note:
* Projects limited to U.S. citizens are typically for government or military organizations only.
* Limiting students based on U.S. citizenship could result in cancellation of your project. One of the goals of the MAP course is learning how to be effective in a diverse team.
 
   
17. Confidentiality:  
 Are students required to sign a non-disclosure agreement? (Note: We may request a copy of the NDA in advance of approving the project, particularly if you are a startup organization.)
Yes
No
 
   
If students plan a summer internship with one of your competitors, should they not choose this project? Having students sign an NDA typically makes this a non-issue.
Yes, this is an issue
No, not an issue
 
   
If yes, list the competitors that fall into this category:  
 
   
Part Four: Travel Requirements  
Logistics and Expectations:
1. The primary goal of MAP is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their core curriculum knowledge and leadership skills in a real world setting.
2. Sponsors are required to host the project team onsite for two weeks and ideally up to four weeks. The student time onsite will include their project orientation, data gathering, and possibly their final presentation. Sponsors should also plan for visits to conferences and trade shows, if applicable.
3. Project destination(s) should be determined prior to submitting a project proposal.
4. SE Michigan sponsors can expect their MAP team to be onsite intermittently throughout the term.
   
18. Travel Requirement?

 
   
   
19. Travel locations expected; list cities, states and countries:  
 
   
20. Weeks of Travel Expected - (2 week minimum):  
2 Weeks (minimum amount of travel required)
3 Weeks
4 Weeks
Local Project (within a 50 mile radius of Ann Arbor)
5+ Weeks  (Please explain below)
 
   

If team travel is expected to be more than four weeks, please explain.
 
 
   
Please provide a brief description of the travel plans you have in mind at this time. This travel provides the team with 1) a required project orientation and goals session, 2) an opportunity to meet with stakeholders, 3) a cultural immersion experience, and 4) the ability to collect data for their final recommendations.  
 
   
Part Five: Company Support  
21. Resources: What kind of data or other resources can your company provide to help the team succeed?  
 
   
22. Main contact: Who will work most closely with the students? Please provide name and title.  
 
   
23. Final Presentation: Who will be present for the team's presentation of their recommendations?  
 
   
Part Six: Contacts  
24. Executive Sponsor (Executive who provides MAP team access to data and people for project success)  
First Name:  
Last Name:  
Business Title:
Prefer to be addressed as:  
Street Address1:  
Street Address2:  
City:  
State:  
Zip:  
Country:  
Business Phone:  
Cell Phone:  
Email:  
U of M Graduate? Yes  No  
If yes, U of M Degree:  
Year:  
   
25. Project Liaison (main contact with students)  
First Name:  
Last Name:  
Business Title:
Prefer to be addressed as:  
Address same as above      
Street Address1:  
Street Address2:  
City:  
State:  
Zip:  
Country:  
Business Phone:  
Cell Phone:  
Email  
U of M Graduate? Yes  No  
If yes, U of M Degree:
Year:      
   
26. Alternate Project Liaison  
First Name:  
Last Name:  
Business Title:
Prefer to be addressed as:  
Address same as above      
Street Address1:  
Street Address2:  
City:  
State:  
Zip:  
Country:  
Business Phone:  
Cell Phone:  
Email  
U of M Graduate? Yes  No  
If yes, U of M Degree:
Year:
   
27. If this project takes place in an international location, who will be the local contact?  
First Name:  
Last Name:  
Business Title:
Prefer to be addressed as:  
Street Address1:  
Street Address2:
Country:  
Business Phone:  
Cell Phone:  
Email:  
U of M Graduate? Yes  No  
If yes, U of M Degree:  
Year:  
     
Part Seven: MAP Program Infomation  
28. How did you find out about the MAP program?  
   
     
29. Have you communicated with anyone at the Ross School of Business regarding this project?  
Yes
No
 
If yes, who?  
   
     
Part Eight: Review of Sponsor Responsibilities  
30. Please check the boxes below to confirm that you understand the expectations set forth regarding your sponsorship of a MAP team.

I understand if our project is accepted and granted a student team, our organization will provide the team with senior management support and access to data necessary to successfully meet the project objectives.
 
I understand if our project is accepted and granted a student team, our organization will cover the student team expenses required and applicable to our project.
 
 
31. Are you a non-profit organization?
Yes
No
 
If yes, will your organization require funding in order to meet the cost of project expenses?  
Yes
No
 
   
32. Who should we contact if we have questions about this proposal?  
Name:  
Phone Number:  
Email Address:  
   
The Project Liaison and Alternate Liaison will receive an email immediately upon the submission of your proposal with a link back to the proposal. The proposal may be edited up until the November 21, 2014 deadline. Please keep the link for future access.

Questions?  If you have any questions about the MAP program or the submission of this proposal, please contact the Office of Action-Based Learning at 734-763-3647 or rossmapprogram@umich.edu
 

 


   

Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
MAP 2015 Project Proposal Form