Strategic Public Policy Consulting

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Consulting for credit

The Ford School’s Strategic Public Policy Consulting (SPPC) course is a semester-long master’s level course that engages students in a supervised consulting project with a real-world client. Teams of 3-6 students work with a faculty coordinator and client representative to: develop a project work plan; collect relevant materials and information; conduct research and analysis; prepare a written report; and present findings and recommendations to the client. Students are expected to produce professional-quality work at minimal cost to the client. In return, clients are asked to help provide students with a valuable, engaging educational and professional experience. View previous projects.

The P3E mentoring initiative pairs student teams with teams of distinguished professional policy mentors to provide guidance on the students’ client-based projects. Learn more about our mentors here.

SPPC Project

Affordable Housing In Ann Arbor: Challenges and Prospects for Progress

Students worked with community partner Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development on the issue of affordable housing in Ann Arbor.
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