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How MBA Strategic Business Projects Work

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Access our talent, resources, knowledge and experience through a Strategic Business Project.

Our international MBA students will enable you to receive fresh insight and recommendations on current strategic business issues, helping you to achieve your objectives.

Projects tackle important business issues or areas for strategic development and can be internally or externally facing.  They identify areas for strategic development, and culminate in a comprehensive strategic report with recommendations for your business. View example topics and ideas.

The business project process is a three-way collaborative partnership between our School, the student and your organisation, and is the ideal way to help you address a strategic business issue. In return you provide an opportunity for our students to conduct a rigorous and in-depth investigation of a current business issue and apply the learning from their programme.

Students are allocated an academic supervisor from the Business School and we require a sponsor from your company to offer guidance and support throughout the project.

MBA Business Projects Schedule 

Dates 

Activity
October to February Submission of Project Scope(s)
End of March    Closing date for Project Scope(s)
April Participation Agreement (NDA) and confidentiality
May Allocation panel
June Projects start
August Organisation confirms if an internship is to be offered to implement findings
September Student presents findings and recommendations followed by evaluation survey

Your commitment

Our process is very much a collaboration to ensure all parties benefit. As a host company we ask you to:

  • Define the specification of the project (the scope)
  • Agree with the student, the scope, requirements, outputs etc.
  • Nominate a main contact responsible for sponsoring the project
  • Ensure the student has access to relevant company information and key stakeholders
  • Provide reasonable out of pocket expenses (to be agreed with the student at the outset of the project)

Confidentiality

We understand that projects may touch on confidential information, so we work with complete integrity, discretion and professionalism, underpinned by a non-disclosure agreement provided by the University.