Become a Practicum Sponsor

The Institute invites interested organizations to submit proposals to sponsor a practicum team project for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2017. Since 2007, our students have conducted a wide variety of projects—110 with 70 sponsors—from virtually every industry sector, as well as state and federal government agencies and non-profits. Sponsors identify challenging business objectives and share data for their student team to analyze. The 8-month project is conducted confidentially and without a sponsorship fee. The proposal submission period is open through July 1. To learn more about how to submit a proposal, please see the guidelines for Practicum Sponsorship. If you have questions, or would like to discuss a proposal before submission, please contact the Institute’s practicum manager, Dr. Christopher West.


Cargill practicum team in Minneapolis to deliver their final report (left to right): Manuel Goti, Christopher Liedtke, team leader Bailey Flores, Jennifer Schaff and Kevin Kelleher.