MBA Team Consulting students to offer solutions on how HCESC can better deliver programs and services for New Jersey school districts
(NEWARK, NJ, January 6, 2010) – The Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission (HCESC) will work with representatives from the MBA Team Consulting Program at Rutgers Business School (RBS) on a strategic plan to assess HCESC programs, organizational structure, and financial model.
A team of second-year MBA students will work as consultants to HCESC recommending solutions to challenges faced by the Commission. “We are very excited to be working alongside HCESC,” said Dr. Susan P. Gilbert, Program Director and Associate Dean at RBS. “The Rutgers MBA Team Consulting Program continues to expand its alliances with and make an impact on the New Jersey business community and government.”
The team will work with Dr. Gilbert, as faculty advisor and other experts in corporate strategy, marketing, supply chain management, and finance to bring state-of-the-art analytic tools and methods, as well as a fresh outlook to HCESC’s mission, program offerings, and structure.
“The Commission is looking to the MBA Team Consulting Program to help develop our five-year strategic plan. HCESC’s philosophy regarding shared-services enables school districts, by pooling resources, to obtain overall savings.
The MBA Team Consulting program was established over 40 years ago and has performed over 1,600 separate reports for clients ranging in size from one-person startups to Fortune 500 firms. This is the second time RBS has worked with HCESC through the program. The 15-week engagement starts at the end of January.
About Rutgers Business School
Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Today, Rutgers Business School is educating more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students at two main campuses in New Jersey as well as six satellite locations in New Jersey, China, and Singapore. Rutgers Business School is ranked #10 nationwide for “Most Competitive Students” by The Princeton Review; and is part of the campus that is ranked #1 in diversity nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, for 13 straight years. Full-time MBA and part-time MBA programs give excellent options for people looking to boost their careers.
The Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission was organized under the Education Laws of the State of New Jersey in 1980. The Commission has no tax base and receives no state aid for its operations. Its income is derived primarily from fees for services with a small amount raised from various grants. All assets belong to its member districts. HCESC’s mission is to help communities discover and realize their life-long potential by providing superior programs and services at exceptional value, which are responsive to their educational, cultural and leisure time needs.
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