International Consulting Program

Course NameInternational Consulting Program
Course CodeBUS330 / BUS550
DescriptionThis course comprises the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) International Consulting Program. Specifically, this course is intended to provide AAU and VCU students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned to a real business client in the Czech Republic. The course can be counted as internship equivalent to 150 hours of work. The course contains interconnected features: (1) 8 modules of theory and case studies taught by content experts, (2) faculty led workshops that follow these modules with application to real client projects (and related work on projects) and (3) experiential learning part that introduces students to regional, cultural and historical context.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students should be able to:
– Demonstrate exemplary consulting competencies and the corresponding day-to-day behaviors required of a consultant;
– Build relationships with teammates and clients, including techniques to effectively guide clients through the consulting process;
– Apply tools to analyze business needs and gather information;
– Build credibility through communication to increase perceived status as a knowledgeable, client-focused partner;
– Model the most appropriate way to conduct a research- and analysis-driven consulting project;
– Overcome resistance and difficult client and team behaviors;
– Develop and deliver a professional, strategic and effective consulting report including presentation of recommendations.
SchoolSchool of Business Administration (SBA)
LevelBachelor / Master
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS