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 to work on complex problems or make comprehensive strategic recommendations, you should consider submitting a proposal for an Individual MBA Consultancy 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. Students will have access to several faculty advisors.

You can see real examples of projects from our MSc Management, MSc Strategic Marketing and MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management programmes.

Links to our project brochures can be found by clicking on the relevant photos, and you can find more details on what is involved, below:

Full-Time MBA Final Project or Internship

MSc Group Consulting Project

Perspectives on Practice (POP) is an individual, self-directed part of the Imperial MBA programme that lets our students undertake either an internship or an individual consulting project.

Internship or consulting project?

If your preference is for the extra resource which a student working full time on a range of tasks brings, you could consider hiring a paid MBA intern. The careers service will help advertise your opportunity and find a suitable candidate, or you can come to an arrangement directly with an individual student. Alternatively, our students are available for independent consulting projects which allow them to apply the business knowledge they have gained on the MBA, in an applied context. The majority of the work is conducted remotely with limited supervision and for which we expect you to cover reasonable expenses.These projects are more relevant where you have a specific idea or challenge which demands a fresh perspective and practical recommendations grounded in the latest business thinking. All projects are supported by unrivalled access to Imperial College’s research infrastructure and each student will be assigned an academic supervisor. Project objectives, timescales and budgets will be precisely defined from the outset.

Please submit project proposals to us between December and May. Students will undertake the bulk of the work in June-August (though they may be able to start earlier, or finish later, on a case-by-case basis).

For more detailed information, an informal discussion, or to request a Full-Time Final Project or Internship brochure, please contact:

Employer Relations Team
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 1510

Email: IBemployers@imperial.ac.uk

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 1510

Email: IBemployers@imperial.ac.uk