The CASE i3 Consulting Practicum (CASE i3CP) offers your organization the opportunity to engage with a team of carefully selected MBA students on an impact investing question you are currently addressing.
Your organization will benefit from the passion, fresh perspective, and technical expertise our students bring to the CASE i3CP. Our students benefit from the opportunity to apply their academic learning to an of-the-moment issue in the impact investing space.
Our CASE i3 Fellows and Associates are highly skilled first and second year MBA students at Fuqua selected by CASE i3 through a competitive application process. These students have a passion for impact investing and come to Fuqua with years of experience in related fields. All teams are advised by Cathy Clark, a highly experienced Duke faculty member, to whom initial, mid-term, and final reports are submitted. Fellows and Associates receive academic credit in recognition of the critical educational aspect of their efforts. Learn more.
|A forestry enterprise in Peru developing a targeted capital raising strategy and expanded business model|
|An angel network in the United States developing impact due diligence guidelines for its investors|
|A food business in North Carolina looking to attract investment capital for expansion|
|An education nonprofit in Mexico exploring the development of a social impact bond|
|An enterprise operating in African and Asian countries analyzing exit options for impact investors|
The CASE i3CP capitalizes on Fuqua’s rich history of student-led client consulting projects. The Fuqua School of Business has connected more than 400 companies and organizations to MBA advisory teams over the past 25 years through the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum. Fuqua students have advised a wide variety of clients, ranging from locally-based business and nonprofits, to large global corporations and social entrepreneurs operating in developing markets.
What Past Clients Say
On market analysis:
“We benefited greatly from the CASEi3 team’s diverse skill set and self-directed approach in analyzing opportunities for expansion.”
On investment landscaping:
“The CASE i3CP team assisted us with an investment landscaping exercise for a potential diaspora initiative. They provided a detailed overview of the investment opportunities in several locations, with relevant context and suggestions for follow-up. The team was professional and a pleasure to work with.”
On getting ready for investment:
“I found the team skilled at jumping in and learning a new industry and providing actionable recommendations and insights.”
-Big Path Capital
We have worked with a phenomenal group of organizations, including:
CASE i3CP Project Timeline
Applications are accepted over the summer for engagements from fall through spring. Appropriate projects can be designed to fit within the example time frame detailed below:
|Late June:||Application opens for client organizations|
|August 31:||Deadline for applications from client organizations|
|September 5-9:||Lead fellows conduct due diligence on potential projects|
|September 12:||Client organizations selected by lead fellows|
|September 12-30:||Lead fellows recruit their team of associates|
|Early October:||Client virtually meets their student team|
|October 13-26:||Exams and fall break; students off|
|October 27-December 9:||Lead fellow works with client on refining project scope|
|December 14-January 18:||Exams and winter break; students off|
|January 19-February 28:||Student team works on project and meets remotely with client organization|
|March 2-19:||Exams and spring break; students off|
|March 20-April 14:||Student team works on project and meets remotely with client organization|
|April 16:||Student team concludes project and sends deliverables to client|
|April 28:||Client submits evaluation survey|
You can view the Fuqua School of Business academic calendar here.
Note: The application for 2016-2017 projects is now closed. The application for 2017-2018 projects will open in summer 2017. If you want to be notified directly when the next application opens, click the blue box to the right.
- Be very clear about your scope of work and action steps
- Detail the relevant expertise students will need to complete the project
- Explain how the project is appropriate for students working remotely from Durham, NC
If you have any questions about CASE i3CP or the application process, or want to be added to our mailing list for the next call for clients, email Carrie Gonnella.