A Project Proposal consists of three required sections:
- Background - Provide an overview of the company, the nature and size of the primary products)/service(s) and operations, and a brief description of the department/function/product that is the main focus of the study.
- The Project To Be Studied - Describe the situation to be studied, and if possible, identify the specific issue(s)/problem(s) to focus on.
- Outputs Desired - What specific results are expected, e.g. reports, recommendations, etc.
Optional sections may be added to provide information on unique aspects of the project, the available or required resources, or particular methodologies to be applied. For example:
- Methodology - Possible strategies and analytical tools to employ.
- Required/Available Resources - Special or unique data, software, personnel, etc. required, or available.
Another optional element is the addition of summary and key word information on the project. This information is useful to the Wake Forest Business Solutions director when projects are posted for students to review. Students use those postings as their basis for bidding on project(s) they want to work on.
Note: Students are not permitted to make contact with client firms who submit a Project Proposal until a team has formally been assigned to a project. Thus, all identifying information is omitted from a Project Proposal before it is posted for student review. Projects are posted for review on the Schools of Business Intranet, which is password protected to restrict access to faculty and those students who are enrolled in the program.
The following Sample Project Proposals are available to assist you in preparing one of your own: