Student Projects

Engaging our students to work as consultants on developing new ideas and projects is a smart business move

We can help you create opportunities to engage our students to work as consultants on new strategic business ideas, marketing projects or technology commercialisation.

If you need an individual consultant or team of students to work on complex problems or make comprehensive strategic recommendations, you should consider submitting a proposal for an Individual MBA Consultancy project or an ‘Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Design’ MBA Group project.

Alternatively, you may prefer to support MSc students’ learning by giving them the opportunity to apply their studies and develop consulting skills as part of the MSc group consulting projects. Our students bring fresh thinking and innovative approaches in order to achieve real business outcomes. This can also be an effective way of building your profile on campus and assessing potential employees first hand. This is not an internship and minimum supervision is required on your part. Students will have access to several faculty advisors.

You can find case studies of projects from the 2013/14 and 2014/15 Academic years here.

Links to our project brochures can be found by clicking on the photos below:

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MSc Consulting Projects

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Imperial MBA Final Project or Internship

Projects and contacts

MSc Group Consulting Projects

The Consulting Project course is designed to give MSc students an opportunity to work on a small real-life consulting project in groups of 6 or 7. Projects are welcomed that would be suitable for students on our programmes in MSc Business Analytics, MSc Management, MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management, MSc Economics & Strategy for Business, MSc Strategic Marketing and MSc International Health Management. Students present their recommendations and also write a 3000 word report for the client organisation.

Please submit project proposals to us between December and March. Students will undertake the bulk of the work in July.

For more detailed information, an informal discussion, or to request an MSc Consulting Project brochure, please contact:

Employer Relations Team
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 2658

Email: icbsemployers@imperial.ac.uk

Individual MBA Consultancy Projects

You may wish to enlist the skills and knowledge of Imperial MBA student consultants to carry out a free piece of consultancy over a two or three month time frame. Your organisation will benefit from:

  • Research of high-quality, or consultancy (supervised by an academic expert)
  • Value in terms of commercial or organisational outcomes generated from recommendations

The bulk of the work is done between June and late August. Please submit project proposals to us between December and March.

For more detailed information, an informal discussion, or to request an MBA Consulting Project brochure, please contact:

Employer Relations Team
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 2658

Email: icbsemployers@imperial.ac.uk

Innovation Entrepreneurship Design MBA Group Projects

‘Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Design’ (IE&D) Projects' is the practical module of Imperial College Business School's 'Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design' course, which is the core component of the Imperial MBA.

Operating as part of a multi-disciplinary team of 5-7, MBA students work with new technologies, product designs or business ideas by applying the IE&D methodology to study and assess the commercial feasibility of an idea or technology, consider alternative or complementary applications or routes to market, and prepare a final business case based on their findings.

In addition to drawing on world-class teaching and research from Imperial's MBA programme, teams are also provided with practical guidance to conduct comprehensive market and industry analyses.

Some teams will also be joined by students from the Royal College of Art and Imperial's Faculty of Engineering, who bring a further mix of skills and experience in industrial design.

We accept project proposals during September and October, with work on the projects beginning in January and ending in June.

For more information visit Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Design (IE&D) Projects

or contact ied.projects@imperial.ac.uk