A partner company will be assigned to an I-Core class. The class will have 5-12 student teams, with 5-6 students on each team. The teams will analyze the company’s current business situation and develop recommendations for new products or services. Each team will provide the company with an analysis of its recommendation. This analysis will address the marketing, operations, and financial aspects of the recommendation. We limit the number of teams working on the same idea to two, if necessary.
Prior to the start of each semester, the I-Core faculty will meet with each company to establish the parameters of the project. During the semester, students work closely with the company in conjunction with their classroom work. At the conclusion of the semester, each team will make an oral presentation of their findings and recommendations to a panel of the company’s managers and the I-Core faculty.