Strategic Business Initiatives

The University of Arizona is one of the few “super” land grant universities in the Southwest. We are leaders in many business related fields and a top research destination. Among our accomplishments:

  • $606M in research expenditures
  • Top 25 in total research dollars among public universities
  • No. 2 in physical science funding among all universities
  • More than $20M in DoD projects currently active
  • Collaborators in 2 Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

244 industry partners in FY 2015


  • Capture process
  • Prospecting and gaining access to subject matter experts and consultant services
  • Bidding team development
  • Proposal team services (volume / data writers & proposal management)
  • Cost / Pricing Strategies
  • Competition Analysis
  • Commercial teaming constructs (agreements, negotiations, SOW’s)
  • ID Program resource requirements
  • Storyboarding and proposal appendices
  • Cost / scope variance resolution
  • Variable Cost and Basis of Estimates (BOE’s)


  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Federal Program Management Procedures
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) / Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Integrated Master Plan (IMP) / Federal Pricing and Cost Accounting Standards
  • Proposal Management Services
  • Federal Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Process (PPBE)
  • Proposal Management Procedures
  • Win Strategy and Assessment of Win Analysis
  • Compliance Matrix Requirements

$606M in active research projects in FY 2015.


  • Connect industry to UA researchers/expertise
  • Connect industry to available technologies for commercialization
  • Connect companies to student talent for experiential learning and recruitment
  • Connect industry to interactive test and research ground resources through UA Tech Parks
  • Develop multi-disciplinary, private/public sector research initiatives
  • Facilitate access to corporate learning programs
  • Provide business process assessment, evaluation, and support