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Commercial Business Project

Consultancy support to solve your business issue

Commercial Business Projects can come from any business area and any sector, and can be UK-focused or international in scope. The only criteria are that your business issue requires a data driven solution, and students are not required to travel outside the UK.

You get:

More than 800 hours of intensive work from five MBAs.
An average of seven days support from a world-class tutor.
A consultancy project worth £35,000 in equivalent consultancy fees.

To discuss your requirements today email

Step 1 - Agreement in principle to undertake a UK Consultancy Project ( you are under no obligation to proceed with a project, and you are free to stop a project at any stage).

Step 2 - Develop project brief
Whether you have clearly defined objectives and deliverables, or just a vague idea of the issue you need addressing, we will help you develop a brief that will give you the outcome you want.

Step 3 - Submit brief to our MBA students
All project briefs are posted on our secure, password-protected intranet. Student teams will choose up to three projects to bid for your project could be chosen by up to 12 teams.

Step 4 - Make a shortlist
If your project has been chosen by one or more teams, you will be sent bidding documents that set out the way each team proposes to approach your project. You will need to select a shortlist (maximum three teams) for interview.

Step 5 - Choose your team
Each of your selected teams presents their project proposal to you. This is your chance to question them on their ideas and methods and see how they work as a team. You then make an offer to the team you think will best suit your requirements.

Step 6 - Begin your project
It is up to you how much time you commit during the project but we recommend regular dialogue to check the team's progress and discuss any issues. The more time you put in, the better outcome you'll get.

Step 7 - Get the results
Your student team will present the outcomes of their research to you. This will be followed up with a formal report. You will be asked for your feedback on the project as part of our commitment to continually improving the project for future clients and students.

End January Agree and submit your brief 4 hours
Late February Receive bids from our students
Choose your shortlist
2 hours
Late February Teams pitch to clients
Make an offer to your preferred team
4-8 hours
March -June Project in progress 1 hour per week
Early June Final presentations 2 hours
July Receive final report  

American Express
Bibby Ship
Delamere Dairy
First Group
Graham & Brown
Jaguar Land Rover
Marks & Spencer
North Edge Capital
Sky Bet

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hours of consultancy


Worth up to £35k

Nick Dodd, Partner, KPMG Advisory

"The MBAs brought a fresh approach and were able to challenge our strategy in a creative and insightful way. The students’ international perspectives were undoubtedly useful."

Nick Dodd, Partner

KPMG Advisory

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