Illinois Business Consulting

Founded in 1996, by Dr. Paul Magelli, Illinois Business Consulting (formerly known as OSBI Consulting) is the premier student consulting organization. It has conducted approximately 600 projects for over 300 clients worldwide.

The primary mission of Illinois Business Consulting is education, enabling students to apply their classroom learning to real business problems.

Illinois Business Consulting conducts 40-50 business consulting projects each year for established organizations of varying sizes (Fortune 500 to small businesses, both for-profit and not-for-profit) and allows students to build problem solving, project management and client management skills that can be leveraged in their career of choice.

Illinois Business Consulting primarily recruits graduate business students and select undergraduates to execute the engagements, and leverages expertise from other graduate programs across the campus, including the Graduate School of Library Information Sciences, College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Communications and the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations depending on the project scope. In addition, select faculty members provide subject matter expertise to the teams.