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MP Elective Preview Session - GMSC October 25, 2011. What is GMSC?. Who:. What:. GMSC is an experiential class, case competition and real-world consulting engagement with a 20-year legacy. Resources:. Supported by world-class faculty, outside professionals and industry experts,.

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What is gmsc
What is GMSC?



GMSC is anexperiential class, case competition and real-world consulting engagement with a 20-year legacy.


Supported by world-class faculty, outside professionals and industry experts,


GMSC gives students unparalleled, transformational opportunities to move beyond theory and provide actionable recommendations to today’s business challenges.


Students learn the tools to solve marketing problems while building strong client-management and presentation skills, enabling them to succeed in their internships and broader careers.

For MBA students looking to solve pressing marketing challenges,

Gmsc consulting process 6 steps
GMSC Consulting Process: 6 Steps

The GMSC consulting process is a rigorous process, proven by twenty years of successful GMSC projects, that depicts how student teams approach, tackle and find solutions for client projects. This overview shows relative timing, flow and content of the consulting engagement.

Mp elective preview session gmsc october 25 2011

Diverse LearningExperience

Throughout the course, students gain exposure to and hands-on experience in the following areas with the help of consulting, strategy, marketing, research, finance and communications experts from industry and academia:

  • Structured Problem Solving

  • Application of Marketing and Strategy Frameworks

  • Industry and Competitor Analysis

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Market Research – Secondary, Qualitative and Quantitative

  • Specific topics in marketing including:

    • STP (segmentation, targeting, positioning)

    • Customer insight development

    • Channel and pricing strategy

  • Marketing Effectiveness Measurement

  • Team Dynamics and Team Management

  • Client Management

  • Structured Communications – Oral and Written – and Presentation Techniques

  • Integrated marketing communications (social media, loyalty marketing)

  • Product, service, and brand management

  • International, multicultural marketing

2011 2012 leadership team
2011-2012 Leadership Team

Sandra Dube, Managing Director

Niky Arroyave, Director of Community Relations and Judging

Patrick Crowley, Director of Finance & Operations

Ty Heath and Pallavi Jaishankar, Directors of Client Relations

Lisa Marx, Director of Marketing

Siddharth Sharma, Director of Academics

Jessica Talpos, Director of Student Teams

Reshma Shah, Faculty Advisor

6 Teams Guides

9 Functional TAs

Class structure
Class Structure

Pre-Spring Semester

Nov. 30 – Meet Your Client Dinner

MANDATORY Boot Camp: Jan 11-13, 2012

Spring Semester

Mondays 4-6PM: Entire class meets to learn concepts and tools to complete that week’s deliverable(s)

Tues/Thurs 75 min. regularly scheduled class time: Individual teams meet with Prof. Shah one day and with their Team Guide on the other day

Other meetings scheduled on a team by team basis as necessary

Case Competition/Presentation Day: Thursday May 10, 2012

Registration process
Registration Process

Tues Oct 25th – Client Project Presentation Night & Applications Released

Mon Oct 31st – Applications due (used for team formation purposes only)

Fri Nov 4th - Registration passcodes distributed to all students who completed an application

Mon Nov 7th – MP Registration in OPUS. The first 42 students to register with their passcodes will be admitted into the course.

Fri Nov 11th – Meet Your Team Day / Section specific registration passcodes distributed

Mon Nov 14th – MBA13 enrollment in OPUS. GMSC Students register for specific sections using assigned passcode.