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Gain real-world, practical experience

Over the summer term, you will choose to undertake either the Analytics in Business Capstone Project (a Consulting Project or Work Placement) or the Individual Research Report.

Analytics in Business Capstone

Consulting Project

This is a substantial group-based consulting project undertaken for a real client. It will enable you to apply what you have learnt on the programme to the solution of a real problem faced in business, bringing together your theoretical learning with practical experience.

You can also choose to complete your consulting project with a company outside of the UK, giving you the opportunity to experience the corporate environment in another country.

Companies that have collaborated with our students include:

  • Agilisys
  • Burberry
  • Expedia
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • PropertyScape
  • Trench Capital
  • 55 UK

Work Placement

The work placement aims to contribute to the development of your potential by providing you with the opportunity to apply the material of the programme to a challenging business situation in which you are fully immersed.

The focus is on developing your skills in one specific business context, drawing on the knowledge and skills achieved across the modules. The work placement will give students who have no or little exposure to the corporate environment, the opportunity to experience and operate in a real-world situation.

Individual Research Report

The IRR is offered to students who show an interest in pursuing a PhD. It constitutes a small piece of research to be completed over the summer period of July and August.

Imperial College Business School reserves the right to alter modules whenever they need to be amended or improved. Faculty may also change as and when required.

"I believe that the Capstone project and work placement opportunities will greatly strengthen my competitive ability and prepare me for my career goal."
MSc Business Analytics 2021
Weiming Pu MSc Business Analytics 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School