Tuck Global Consultancy provides an excellent opportunity for companies to pursue strategic initiatives.
Organizations facing internal or external challenges or looking to take advantage of international business opportunities often do not have the time, budget, or human resources to take action. Tuck Global Consultancy (TGC) teams can provide cost-effective solutions to these problems. A typical TGC team spends over 1,000 person-hours on each client engagement, provides clients with in-depth analysis and specific recommendations on discrete topics, and does all this work below market cost.
A team is typically composed of six to eight members chosen from a pool of talented applicants for project skills, language abilities and work experience. All participants are in their final year of the Tuck MBA program. A Tuck Team Advisor who has extensive consulting experience and often topic expertise supervises the team.
The project runs over a 13-15 week period, divided into three phases. In Phase One (four to six weeks), the team works with the client to refine project scope, confirm deliverables, develop project process, and begin secondary research. In Phase Two (three weeks), the team works full-time conducting primary research and performing rigorous analysis in the international location(s). The team reports to the client at the end of this period with an executive summary of findings, a set of actionable recommendations and a presentation to overseas-based management explaining the process and results. In Phase Three (four to six weeks), the team completes final reports and makes presentations to the client based on any additional input from management at the end of Phase Two.
Projects are conducted twice a year. Summer Track runs from mid-June through late September. Winter Track runs from early October through mid-January.
The cost of a project is $35,300 plus basic transportation, living, and project-related business expenses. Because TGC engagements are part of our educational program, no profit is included. Clients are billed only for actual direct costs. Travel and living expenses are based on Tuck's travel, accommodation, living, and reimbursement policies, which are structured to keep costs to an absolute minimum, consistent with safe and effective operations.
The following are policies and procedures for TGC students and Team Advisors. Tuck provides the maximum possible expense documentation.
Students travel economy class, while Team Advisors travel business class. When booking flights, Tuck keeps costs at the lowest level possible, consistent with both safety and tight schedules.
Students receive a fractional and Team Advisors a full per diem allowance based on US State Department rates to cover all meals and personal incidental expenses during business travel.
Teams stay in good, moderately priced business hotels, chosen to meet the rates approved under the US State Department per diem requirements for the city of assignment. Student rooms are single occupancy.
Clients are billed for all other relevant costs, such as additional inter- or intra-country travel, office space, business calls, copying, postage, and visas, if required.
John Owens, Director
Tuck Global Consultancy