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International Business Project

The jewel in the crown of our MBA programme.

Your company will benefit from the wealth of experience, skills and knowledge that our MBAs have built up over the past 18 months. You will get relevant, actionable, evidence-based outcomes that will have a genuine impact on your business performance.

You get:

More than 2,000 hours of intensive work from five MBAs.
An average of ten days support from a world class academic.
A consultancy project worth £90k-£100k in equivalent consultancy fees.

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Step 1 - Agreement in principle to undertake a 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 a project brief
Whether you have clearly defined objectives and deliverables, or an idea of the issue you need addressing, we can help you develop a brief that will give you the outcome you want. Your project must require each member of the team to travel outside the UK to generate data.

Step 3 - Submit your brief to our 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 they propose to approach your project. You 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.

Option 1: August to January

By early August Agree and submit your brief 4 hours
Early September Receive bids from our students
Choose your shortlist
2 hours
Mid-September Teams pitch to clients
Make an offer to your preferred team
4-8 hours
Late September Teams give interim presentations 2 hours
End December Project completed 1 hour per week
Mid-December Final presentations 2 hours
January Receive final report  


Option 2: October to April

End October Agree and submit your brief 4 hours
Early December Receive bids from our students
Choose your shortlist
2 hours
Mid December Teams pitch to clients
Make an offer to your preferred team
4-8 hours
Mid-January Teams give interim presentations 2 hours
January-March Project completed 1 hour per week
Mid-March Final presentations 2 hours
April Receive final report  

Balfour Beatty
DRL Group

Our MBA candidates' professional consultancy helps organisations overcome diverse global challenges. Watch these videos to find out how. 




hours of consultancy


Worth up to £100k

Case study - Andres Mino, Director, Cisco

"Dealing with global customers in over 50 countries presents several challenges, and working with such a diverse MBA group brought a balance approach to solving our business problem. The AMBS students consolidated a year’s worth of work into three months and the quality was equivalent to paid consultancy. The only difficult part was to let go."

Andres Mino, Director


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