Each year about this time, Deloitte executives invite Duquesne MBA students to collaborate on solving a real-world client problem. Brad Johnson, director of strategic client relationships for Pittsburgh’s Deloitte consulting practice, earned his MBA at Duquesne and remains actively involved as an advisor to students and our program.
This year, Brad was joined by Jeff Craft, a partner in Deloitte’s assurance practice, and our Deloitte master class on February 14 focused on issues surrounding acquisition of expertise and assets related to clean energy. We received an offering memorandum, backgrounder and guidelines prior to the session and broke into small groups to discuss valuation and decision-making challenges related to buying and selling a company under the hands-on coaching of practices leaders who negotiate such deals for a living. The morning with Deloitte was an exciting and challenging learning opportunity for MBA students to learn from a leading consulting firm.
No small advantage of studying in Pittsburgh is Duquesne’s location in the heart of a prosperous business district. Another is the ongoing partnerships with alumni and client partners who help faculty tie theory to practice by offering insight to real word challenges and opportunities through classroom and extracurricular professional development. Duquesne continues to leverage connections in the city to play professional development workshops like this event with Deloitte.