Student Teams Achieving Results
STAR complements your MBA experience by giving you the chance to apply proven consulting frameworks and methodology to real business projects domestically and around the world. In addition to strengthening your own portfolio, you’ll learn best practices in consulting, gathering market intelligence, and industry trend analysis. Throughout the process, you’ll practice leadership and teamwork skills, understand what makes an effective team, and learn how to analyze and present complex information to provide solutions to a business challenge.
This deeply engaging program combines the breadth of business experiences and knowledge of your STAR teammates from around the country and around the world, providing a new perspective, as well as developing your network through relationships built with clients.
Over the course of a semester, you will join a small group of UNC Kenan-Flagler students as a team based on your collective experience, compatibility with the STAR projects, and interests. As an MBA student, you will have the opportunity to serve as a project leader to your team of qualified MBA and Undergraduate business students, and work in partnership with UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty advisors and other experts.
During the 15-week program, you and your team will offer a solution to a real business scenario to worldwide organizations – just as you would in a real consulting environment. As any STAR alumni would tell you – the more you put into the experience, the more you’ll gain from it!
More than 20 STAR teams work on real business problems each year in a consulting role with individual clients worldwide and across industries. Past partners include: