A proven approach yields actionable insights
STAR teams follow the McKinsey Engagement’s TEAM FOCUS methodology to address your business challenge. They receive comprehensive training in this hypothesis-driven approach, systematic data gathering and effective teamwork. As a result, they craft exceptional recommendations for you. Students earn course credit for this intensive learning experience.
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Confidentiality – STAR recognizes the importance of maintaining confidentiality of your project and data. To solidify the relationship with you, we enter into non-disclosure and service-level agreements.
STAR formats* – STAR offers three unique formats to ensure the best fit for your project:
- STAR USA allows students to work on business challenges for any type of organizations. Many corporate partners invite the team to travel to their location in the U.S. at least once.
- STAR Global allows students to address issues for organizations worldwide. Teams travel to the corporate partner abroad for two weeks to conduct research and present their work.
- STAR Virtual allows students and corporate partners to collaborate virtually for the entire project from anywhere in the world.
*We have extensive experience running STAR virtually. If needed, due to Covid, projects can be completely virtual or can switch from some face-to-face interaction to virtual or vice versa.
Timing – The project work takes place January to late April/early May. (For STAR Global, teams typically travel abroad in late May.) We will consider a fall project, if spring does not work for you.
Program fee – The STAR USA and Virtual program fee ranges from $25,000 to $35,000 plus travel and research expenses (e.g., access to survey tool, if needed) depending on your type of organization. The STAR Global fee is higher.