Senior Consulting Projects
The Senior Consulting Projects are Bradley's oldest business assistance program, since 1972. Thousands of businesses and not-for-profit organizations have utilized teams of business students and faculty in the Foster College of Business as consultants on a wide variety of business-related projects, including market research, business expansion, and organizational and operational issues.
These semester-long projects are completed, at no cost, to the client and conclude with a formal presentation of the team's written report, which includes their findings, analysis, and recommendations.
Businesses and organizations interested should apply online or contact the Illinois Small Business Development Center at (309) 677-2992.
International Consulting Projects
In partnership with the Foster College of Business each year during the fall semester, businesses interested in entering or expanding their sales through exporting are selected to participate in the International Senior Consulting Project. The projects are designed to assist businesses in developing comprehensive international marketing plans. The international marketing plans include the analysis of potential foreign markets, alternate forms of entering these markets, and the cost/benefit of entering or expanding exporting activities.
The projects require two semesters and conclude at the end of the Spring semester with a presentation of the team's written report. There is a nominal fee for this program to help offset expenses. Businesses interested in participating in this program should contact the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at (309) 677-3075.
Student projects are also completed by students from other colleges -- the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology in particular. Information regarding student projects in other colleges is available on Bradley's Web site or by contacting the appropriate college office.