​Accenture MBA Innovation Challenge


Put your community spirit and creative ideas to the test by participating in the Accenture Innovation Challenge (AIC) for MBA students. You’ll make the ultimate difference by developing an innovative idea to solve a real-life challenge for a non-profit, and gain consulting experience in the process.

Check back in the fall for details on how you can be a part of our next challenge.

Work in consulting-style teams and receive mentoring from an Accenture coach

Advance rounds to pitch your idea to our leadership and non-profit partners

Compete for prizes, including a summer internship offer with Accenture


This year’s challenge asked students to develop innovative solutions to help Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) better understand the individualized needs of their members in order to drive engagement and maximize the impact of the WWP experience. Nearly 50 teams participated from 5 MBA Programs and 4 Diversity Partners.

The winning solution was created by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business (below). The team recommended that WWP improve data on members through an adaptive survey, and increase engagement with an SMS platform. Implemented together, these two solutions will drive increased warrior engagement and enable WWP to exceed the engagement goals in its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

FY18 MBA Winners ROSS

Congratulations to Andy Furbush, Fox Herron, and Emmeline Cardozo (left to right) for taking first place in the 2017-2018 Accenture Innovation Challenge!

FY18 MBA Winners ROSS Group Shot

Thanks to all of our finalist and judges for making this year’s competition a success!