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Students provide professional consulting services at Rotman School of Management’s Impact Consulting Group.

May 14, 2013

TORONTO – A new stu­dent team with busi­ness expe­ri­ence in North Amer­i­ca, India and Chi­na has start­ed work to pro­vide clients with pre­mi­um con­sult­ing ser­vices with the Impact Con­sult­ing Group at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment. The team is already work­ing on projects for clients in indus­tries rang­ing from wealth man­age­ment ser­vices to inter­na­tion­al steel pro­duc­tion.

Impact, oper­at­ing con­tin­u­ous­ly since 1972, offers clients inno­v­a­tive and cus­tomized solu­tions for a full-range of busi­ness prob­lems. Each spring, five new part­ners are select­ed from the Rot­man MBA pro­gram and trained by the pre­vi­ous team. The part­ners are sup­port­ed by a Board of Direc­tors com­prised of Rot­man fac­ul­ty and indus­try pro­fes­sion­als, includ­ing sev­er­al with pri­or expe­ri­ence with Impact.

“Impact has a great his­to­ry of deliv­er­ing qual­i­ty con­sult­ing ser­vices at excep­tion­al val­ue. Our team is proud to car­ry on and enhance this rep­u­ta­tion dur­ing this excit­ing peri­od of growth with­in the Rot­man com­mu­ni­ty,” says Rob MacKen­zie, Rot­man MBA’14.

“With access to a wealth of knowl­edge from a world class fac­ul­ty and state of the art resources, it is tru­ly an excit­ing time to be work­ing with Impact. We offer extreme­ly com­pet­i­tive rates for qual­i­ty con­sult­ing advice focused around inno­v­a­tive solu­tions for our clients,” adds Andrew Best, Rot­man MBA’14.

The Impact team are able to draw upon the resources of the Rot­man School at the Uni­ver­si­ty of and lever­age the exper­tise of the fac­ul­ty to cap­i­tal­ize on state-of-the-art busi­ness infor­ma­tion that pro­vides clients with a range of ser­vices includ­ing mar­ket research, strate­gic plan­ning and imple­men­ta­tion, finan­cial mod­el­ing, cus­tomer strat­e­gy and mar­ket­ing and per­for­mance improve­ment.

“When you hire Impact, you’re hir­ing the bright­est and the best,” says Bren­dan Calder, an entre­pre­neur in res­i­dence at the Rot­man School and Impact board mem­ber.

“It’s a priv­i­lege to be involved with Impact. Being a part of some­thing that has deliv­ered great val­ue to a wide vari­ety of clients and pro­vid­ed an excep­tion­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ty for entre­pre­neur­ial young pro­fes­sion­als is extreme­ly reward­ing,” says Scott Ruther­ford, an instruc­tor with the Rot­man School’s Desau­tels Cen­tre for Inte­gra­tive Think­ing and Impact board mem­ber.

The Impact Con­sult­ing Group can be reached at: 416.978.4343,, or

Watch a video on Impact here.

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


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