TORONTO, ON – By providing affordable management consulting services to non-profit organizations and social enterprises, a team of four MBA students at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management are helping these organizations maximize their social impact.
Rotman NeXus, which began its seventh year last month, offers fee-based consulting services which supports a broad range of business needs at all the different stages in the non-profit lifecycle, including planning and start-up to increasing capacity and expansion.
The consultants, who are entering the second year of the Rotman MBA program, each bring a deep understanding of management and business practices as well as their own experiences in the private and public sectors in Canada and internationally to the challenges facing their clients.
“It is really exciting to work with like-minded people, who are committed to providing creative solutions to the challenges faced by non-profit organizations,” says consultant Lexi Rose, MBA’13, who is joined this year on NeXus by Shehbaz Badesha, MBA’13, Michaela Garfield, MBA’13, and Brooke Sinclair, MBA’13.
Connected not only to the Rotman School’s world-renowned faculty, the consultants are also supported by mentors and a board of directors who provide insights from the non-profit, business and academic worlds.
“Through Rotman NeXus, clients have access to cutting edge research and world-leading experts in all areas of business management and design,” notes Prof. Dilip Soman, a Rotman NeXus board member and the Corus Chair in Communication Strategy at the Rotman School.
NeXus client Tonya Surman, Executive Director for the Centre for Social Innovation says that, “The NeXus team has done an outstanding job of applying management techniques to our social enterprise. I think that they will make a valuable contribution to social innovation.”
For more information about the consulting services provided by Rotman NeXus, visit their website at NexusConsultingGroup.ca.
The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world’s most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions. The School is currently raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business school it deserves. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca .
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