Term Projects

What is a ICC term project?

Real Client Engagement

A signature initiative of ICC is to work with real clients to solve their strategic business problems. Projects are led and staffed by students of all post-graduate programs at LBS. These projects typically start in the fall and are 8-10 weeks in duration.

Structured mentorship & support

Projects are led by an experienced MBA strategy consultant from Bain & Co. with project management and team leadership experience. Teams are made up of teams of 4-6 students from diverse backgrounds.

Student teams are formed and paired with a client

Student teams are designed to ensure the leads have consulting experience and the members have a diverse range of backgrounds and skillsets. Students do have a say in what clients they wish to work with.

Bain mentors coach teams on relevant consulting skills

Bain is the official sponsor of ICC's term projects and provides guidance via a kickoff call and wrap up connect. Additionally, teams are paired with a Bain mentor who will guide them through the process.

Teams collaborate to address client challenges

Student teams are ultimately responsible for assessing the best approach to address client challenges by gathering relevant data and insights to make an informed recommendation.

Teams present a final recommendation to clients

Teams will present their final recommendation to both Bain mentors and client leads. The recommendations are backed with real-world insights that are invaluable to client decision making.

Why should you participate?

A term project is a great way for you to get involved in the broader community, beyond your program at LBS, and learn more about the work consultants do. The projects provide you with the opportunity to understand how consultants structure a case and how they work with clients, all while tackling a real-life problem in 2 months.

Develop new skills

Projects are a great way for you to critical business skills, develop leadership capacity and build your consulting toolkit, all through working on strategic problems with real clients

Meet new people

Projects are staffed with students across programs at LBS (Early Careers, MBA, EMBA ) and enables you to meet different members of the LBS community to widen your network

Network with our sponsors

All term project teams are mentored by current strategy consultants at Bain & Company. Bain consultants provide case training, feedback and advice on on-going projects; there are multiple touch points with a designated Bain consultant throughout the term project

Clients love the work we do

ICC teams consistently deliver high quality recommendations to clients. To hear from the clients we've worked with, or learn more about partnering with is, check out our client page