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MBA Students

The Carlson Consulting Enterprise is a unique management consultancy and academic program that brings the brightest student minds to bear on significant business challenges for premier companies. MBA student participants undergo an intensive, collaborative, and rewarding learning experience guided by Enterprise directors and client organizations.


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The Consulting Enterprise Experience

Each MBA student consultant will join a team of 4-6 students who work together to complete two consulting projects throughout 2 semesters. Participants receive one-on-one coaching and mentorship from Consulting Enterprise directors; get weekly opportunities to interact with clients; and develop structured problem solving and management skills.

Develop Your Expertise

Develop your problem solving and management skills, along numerous dimensions.

Structured Problem Solving

  • Define and disaggregate complex problems
  • Develop effective work plans
  • Identify and prioritize key issues
  • Design and conduct hypothesis-driven research
  • Develop high-impact storylines and slides

Consulting and General Management

  • Deal effectively with ambiguity
  • Create a compelling case for change
  • Communicate at an Executive-level
  • Manage multiple stakeholders
  • Collaborate in teams

Selection Process

Consulting Enterprise participation is open to students enrolled in the Full-Time Carlson MBA Programs. Students’ major areas of study and professional experience vary. Interested students apply in the first semester of the MBA Program, and are assigned to one of four Carlson Enterprise Programs based on their skills and preferences, pending availability.


Enterprise Directors

Each Consulting Enterprise team is coached by a director who provides supportive, practical guidance based on decades of experience in management consulting and industry roles. The directors have designed a curriculum to develop students' familiarity with and skills in structured problem solving and consulting. Directors also meet with teams weekly to provide project-specific advice and support students' professional development.

Consulting Enterprise leadership includes:

  • Siddharth Chandramouli, Managing Director
  • Susan Meyer-Goldstein, Academic Director
  • Marja Fox, Associate Director
  • Toopan Bagchi, Associate Director

Advisory Board

The Consulting Enterprise Advisory Board is comprised of local leaders who span a variety of industries and functions and play an integral role in students' experiences. They are dedicated to helping connect students with career resources, and provide group mentoring and project advice during semi-annual meetings.

2023 MBA To Watch: Sanket Jasani

Tech entrepreneur turned Amazon PM, Sanket Jasani wowed at Carlson through consulting feats showcasing resilience and leadership. His MBA journey - from India to the Twin Cities - equipped him to innovate at scale and solve real-world problems through customer-obsessed impact.

Consulting Enterprise