Global Business Projects

Learning to carry business projects from conceptualization to commercialization is a team sport.  Core business skills are important, but it takes more to create a viable business.

- Acquire core management skills essential to successful innovation.
- Learn to analyze data to make effective managerial decision.
- Enhance your creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Collaborate through extensive team-based learning.

Set yourself up for success by practicing what you learn in the classroom. In the fall and spring semesters, MGIM students work on innovation management projects in collaboration with real companies around the globe.

Confront real-world challenges while working with global companies and in foreign markets.
Show employers your ability to develop creative solutions.
Develop strong skills working on cross-disciplinary teams.

While working on innovation projects, you and your team may:

  • Assess potential applications and markets for new technologies
  • Conceptualize and assess the potential of new product/service offerings
  • Assess an organization’s culture for innovation
  • Conduct organizational network analysis
  • Evaluate cross-industry applications for products and services
  • Use Big Data tools to find new products, markets, and customers
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current idea management processes and recommend alternatives
  • Gather and analyze voice of the customer data

Previous industries and technologies include:

  • Digital security
  • Aquaculture
  • Innovation consulting firms
  • Business incubators
  • Cloud storage
  • Financial services
  • Home building products manufacturing
  • Waste disposal
  • Energy recovery/solar technology
  • Biomedical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Laser surgical devices
  • Personal emergency response sensor technology
  • Soil remediation
  • Aviation, including space flight