Social Enterprise Consulting Practicum

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The Villanova MBA features two embedded consulting projects: one with a nonprofit organization and one with a multinational organization. These projects focus on applying what’s learned in the classroom to a real-world scenario—in essence, a living case study.

Throughout the 14-week Social Enterprise Consulting Practicum, MBA students research and partner with a local nonprofit organization to help detect problem areas, such as branding, funding, logistics, or membership retention, and to identify possible solutions.



Animal Lifeline
Cathedral Kitchen
Children's Advocacy Center of Delaware
Cradles to Crayons
Delaware Valley Opera Company
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
Girls Inc.
Gratersford Prison

La Scuola d'Italia
Move For Hunger
Northern Home for Children
Philadelphia Folk Society
Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Philadelphia Outward Bound
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA)
Re-Entry USA
Slow Food® Philadelphia
Snider Hockey Team
TERP, Inc.
The Jamie Moyer Foundation (Camp Erin)
Travis ManionFoundation




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“I had the pleasure of recently working with a group of students that partnered with Slow Food® Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to good, clean, and fair food for everyone.The students worked with Slow Food® Philadelphia to develop a unifying values framework, and then converted these findings into tools the organization could use to further their accreditation system and educational outreach. The team’s efforts for the Philadelphia chapter were even noticed and leveraged by the national arm, Slow Food USA. It was such a rewarding experience for everyone involved.”

Alicia Lewis
Social Enterprise Consulting Practicum Faculty Member