CIAM Business Consulting

PRoBONO Business Consulting: The Basics

Our classes integrate the best aspects of classroom and online instruction, but at the center of each class is real-world experience through consulting. Here are the basics about the consulting projects:

  • CiAM Consulting Project duration is 7 - 15 weeks depending on the length of the class.
  • Client expected to be available to student teams for a total of 4 - 5 hours during the during the course of the consulting project.
  • Client or a representative is expected to be present for their consulting project presentation and Q & A, which typically lasts at most 45 minutes, in person or by video conference.
  • Client receives their complete consulting report documenting the work done as well as their team’s conclusions and recommendations.
  • CiAM MBA student teams usually consist of 4 - 5 members.
  • All facets of client consulting project guided by a CiAM Professor and the professional business consultants of our Consulting Institute.
  • The student team presentation is to occur during the last weekend (hybrid) or last day of the scheduled online course.
  • All students are expected to participate in the consulting client presentation.
  • The presentation date is to be coordinated with the course’s faculty for approval to eliminate any possible duplication of scheduled presentation times.

Client Testimonials

What Clients Say About CIAM Student Consulting Projects:

The below statements are extracts from Client Testimonials. CIAM students have done over 77 consulting reports for local and international businesses.


CiAM Students have consulted for Universal Studios Hollywood“The whole presentation very insightful. They did a very good assessment and provided some excellent recommendation. Some of the recommendations have actually worked. The whole consulting process was very helpful, it gave us an overall look on the business and how it was being conducted. It also gave us a better understanding on how little things, which can be tweaked can make a big difference over time.”

- Lee Reynolds, Senior Manager, Studio Tour


CiAM Students have consulted for American Red Cross“I was impressed that they were able to accomplish so much research in such a short period of time. It was absolutely professional and I enjoyed it very much. I am a fan of consulting and I think this experience here proves that it is worthwhile. I have every intention of coming back here, to the school, in a few months to give the students an update on exactly what information they provided to the Red Cross and how we are using that information to make an impact.”

- Gene Coughlin, Regional Program Director

CiAM Students have consulted for CSUN“The team at CIAM give an in-depth presentation on many different parts of the business. The most interesting part was the Human Resources, because it gave me a different perspective on how approach different tasks at hand with a different point of view. I was blown away by how the students were able to generate so much data in such little time. It was impressive on how they wrote a 100 page report in less than 6 weeks.”

- Joseph Illuminate, Associate Director, Finance & Business Services

CiAM Students have consulted for FEMSA/Coca-Cola"Seeding an entrepreneurial ecosystem is a significant endeavor that involves substantial risk and your consulting has provided us with concrete guidance and tangible tools to help us move forward.  Moreover, CIAM’s insight and research validated the scope and feasibility of Proyecto FEMSA as a sustainable endeavor with potential enduring impact. I am happy to have had your team work with my team on this project in our efforts to promote greater social impact. I look forward to engaging in future collaborations with CIAM.”

- Dr. Francisco Suarez Hernandez, Sustainability Director

Consulting for Your Business

Have a Question about our consulting?

Please fill out the form below to receive more information about our pro bono consulting services.

Director: J. Richard Johnson, PhD
EMAIL: [email protected]
TEL: (626) 350-1500 ext. 114

Business Development Manager: Erik Roberts
EMAIL: [email protected]
TEL: (626) 350-1500 ext. 111

Consulting Application Form

Consulting Application Form

If you are ready to begin your process of applying to become a CiAM Student Consulting Client, please complete the form below and a Consulting Institute representative will be in contact shortly. Spaces are limited, apply today!