UMass Boston

Businesses Encouraged to Submit Projects for BEST Boston 2024 Summer Session

03/08/2024| College of Management

BEST (Business Engagement for Students) Boston, a pioneering initiative at UMass Boston’s College of Management, is extending a special invitation to local Boston-area businesses and organizations to participate in its upcoming summer session.

Students at BEST Boston event.

The program offers College of Management business students 10-week consulting opportunities, allowing them to tackle real-world challenges. By engaging with the program, businesses can harness the expertise of student consultants studying marketing, accounting, supply chain management, and more, without incurring any expenses. It’s 100 percent free to participate—click here to submit a project

Accepted businesses will be paired with a team of students who will work diligently to address their specific challenges, providing fresh perspectives and innovative solutions.

"We are excited to launch another session of BEST Boston, offering an exceptional opportunity for businesses to collaborate with our talented students,” said Venky Venkatachalam, dean of the College of Management. “Through this program, businesses can access cost-effective solutions while making a meaningful impact on education. We look forward to seeing the innovative projects that emerge from this partnership."

Businesses interested in submitting a project must fill out this form before the April 15, 2024 deadline. 

Student gives presentation at BEST Boston event.

If the project is accepted, the business will need to assign a representative to mentor the students. The representative will meet with their student team weekly for an ~hour for 10 weeks (May 27 - August 2, 2024) and then attend the final presentation on August 8. 


As Boston's only public accredited business school, the College of Management is dedicated to educating the region’s next generation of business and community leaders. Recognized for its first-rate faculty and diverse, high-achieving student body, the College offers exceptional learning experiences in collaboration with local businesses. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn.