Want to gain consulting experience? Want to gain international exposure? Want to collaborate with other bright people to solve a real-world problem for one of our clients? Then IBD is for you.
IBD is cool. Let's face it - what other class in business school is going to send you to Easter Island, Zambia, Finland, Vietnam or Madeira? Approximately half of the MBA class takes IBD each year, a testament to this global leadership opportunity.
Management Consulting. IBD is essentially a management consulting firm, run as a course, for which you receive course credit. Some students have experience in management consulting, others do not. Don't worry - either way, we equip you with the knowledge and skills required to make collaboration effective, and final recommendations strategic and meaningful.
Experiential Learning. A key component of the BILD curriculum, IBD enables you to take the business principles you learn in the classroom and apply them in an experiential way. Under the supervision of select faculty, you will figure how best to serve your client.
We know you are eager to learn about working internationally and we want to cultivate that curiosity. Our clients expect you to figure out what is best for them through a practical application of the core disciplines you learn while a student here - incorporating operations, finance, marketing, decision-making and leadership.
Beyond Yourself. Through faculty-guided mentorship, we want to help you lead ethically and responsibly. IBD presents you with the opportunity to rise above your own interests and understand what it means to be a true leader.
Students Always. Though you won't always be in school, we hope you won't stop asking questions. In IBD you learn what questions to ask, which will enable you to better understand your client and their needs.
"Our IBD project in Zambia this summer was inspiring, and certainly a defining experience in our two year MBA program. We had the opportunity to consult for a phenomenal organization that is making a difference in the lives of others, as well as on the wildlife and land in Zambia. We built tremendous relationships with COMACO employees, relationships that I'm confident we'll maintain for years to come. We also developed extremely strong relationships with our classmates, as we were all working incredibly hard together to ensure that we had a positive impact on our organization."