Student Consulting for Your Business

The Aztec Consulting Program of SDSU’s College of Business Administration will utilize superior senior level and MBA business students to provide consulting assistance to local business owners. This is an ongoing technical assistance program designed to assist women owned, minority owned, veteran owned and other small businesses, as the key target populations for this grant. SDSU students are pre-screened before being accepted into the program.

SDSU’s Aztec Consulting Program is a highly successful, award winning program, started as the Small Business Institute (under an SBA grant). It has served nearly one thousand small and medium sized businesses in the San Diego region since its inception in the early 1970s. Our student consultants, working as a three or four person team, work with each small business client for an entire academic semester, with each consulting team guided by an MBA student.

In addition, SDSU will also provide an advising committee which consists of Dr. John Francis, Management, and three MBA or MS student advisors. These combined resources will supervise the undergraduate students assisting the business. All students in the program must be senior level, must apply competitively to participate and are selected based on superior academic performance as well as stated commitment to engaging in active community based service learning.

Consulting teams can provide a wide range of technical assistance, with the following indicative of the types of consulting services that can be provided:

  • Business Expansion
  • Feasibility Study
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Search Optimization and Social Media
  • Cost Analysis and Control
  • Export/Import
  • Benchmark and Competitor Analysis
  • Exit Strategies

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If you would like to participate, please visit the link below and complete the online registration form. We will then have one of our program’s graduate students contact you.

Aztec Consulting Client Application