BU MBA Link Day 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Link Day Applications
BU MBA Link Day is an opportunity for small- to medium-sized nonprofit organizations to access cutting edge managerial expertise. Launched in April 2001 by students in the BU MBA Public and Nonprofit Management concentration, this one-day consulting experience brings together nonprofits, MBA students, academics, and local professionals to analyze a specific problem facing an organization and provide practical strategic solutions.
Providing real-world business solutions
“Link Day allows students to use their newly honed business skills to help address the increasingly complex business problems facing nonprofit organizations today.”
– Kristen McCormack, Faculty Director, Public and Nonprofit Management Program.
This will be the eleventh year that teams of MBA students, faculty and alumni from Boston University reach out to the local nonprofit community to help solve business challenges. Bringing consulting expertise in marketing, finance and technology, this student-run program provides services that might ordinarily cost many thousands of dollars.
“[The] consulting team created a clear action plan for immediate short-term and long-range goals for the project.”
– Elizabeth Ziemba, founder of SHARED, Inc.
Potential projects can range from issues regarding technology, real estate, social media, marketing, operations, development, finance, and strategic growth. Previous projects included:
- Assessing current marketing initiatives and providing recommendations for alternative approaches and evaluation of successful initiatives
- Analyzing financial management/accounting procedures and suggesting appropriate systems
- Developing an outreach plan and establishing measures of success
Link Day 2013
Link Day 2013 will be taking place on Saturday, February 9th. Boston area nonprofits are encouraged to apply. Accepted organizations will be expected to:
- Send 1-2 representatives to Link Day
- Host an on-site visit for the assigned MBA student team before Link Day, to ensure the most efficient and valuable consultations for your organization
Application Deadline: December 14, 2012 APPLY NOW!
Boston nonprofits with application or participation questions should contact Steven Eliaerts, Nonprofit Recruitment Chair.
BU MBA students interested in participating should contact Kylie Stone, Student Recruitment Chair.
To apply, please send the application form and an updated resume to LinkDayStudentApplications@gmail.com. Applications are accepted starting December 1, 2012 and are due on December 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM. Spots are awarded on a lottery basis if demand exceeds capacity. We will reserve spots for PEMBA students and encourage students from all backgrounds to apply! If you are selected, you will hear from us by the beginning of January. We also ask those students who are chosen to pay a $25 fee to cover part of the meal costs (we are serving breakfast and lunch, there will also be a reception).
There will be a 30 minute info session on Thursday, November 29 at 5:30 PM in SMG 304 – come out and learn more! (There will be snacks!)
To learn more about Link Day 2012 or for additional information about getting involved and available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stacey Sharer Event Chair.
The Public & Nonprofit Management Program (PNP), founded in 1973, is designed for students who seek to use core business management skills to address society’s most challenging humanitarian and social problems in the global economy. Whether they plan to work in the government, nonprofit, or private sector, this course of study will prepare students with the financial, operational, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills to lead and manage in today’s changing environment.
2013 Link Day Sponsors
Link Day 2013 is made possible thanks to generous support from:
- BU School of Management Graduate Student Council
- BU School of Management Public & Nonprofit Club
- BU School of Management Finance Club
- BU School of Management Public & Nonprofit Program