Summer projects

Business Applications; practical, real world experience

The Business Applications in the summer will provide you with valuable practical experience and hands-on application in real industry and entrepreneurial situations.

You can choose between undertaking a Work Placement, a Business Start-up or a Consulting Project.

 

Work Placement

The Work Placement module gives you the opportunity to experience and operate in a real world situation. You are required to secure your own work placement, which will be checked for suitability by the Programme Director. The Work Placement is assessed via two parts: (i) an individual portfolio containing evidence and self-evaluation of the achievement of the learning outcomes of the module; and (ii) an analysis of the industry that the business operates in.

Business Start-up

If you have already launched your own start-up before joining the programme, the Business Start-up module gives you a chance to apply your knowledge and skills to refine a specific aspect of the start-up’s business development. Before the start of this module, you will submit a proposal which will be checked for suitability by the Programme Director. If accepted, you will be allocated a supervisor to monitor your progress on the module. The Business Start-up is assessed via an individual portfolio containing evidence and self-evaluation of the achievement of the learning outcomes of the module.

Consulting Project

This is a substantial group-based project undertaken for a real client. It gives you the opportunity to apply the programme material to the solution of a real business problem, and to gain valuable consulting experience.

Our students have worked on Consulting Projects for companies such as:

  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Alphasights
  • Applied Nanodetectors Ltd
  • Areta International
  • BearingPoint
  • Buddy App
  • Capco
  • Cognizant
  • FD3D
  • Fishing Cell
  • For Common Cause
  • 4 Global
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GreenTowers
  • IAG Group
  • IP Quest
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Lines Consulting
  • Mint Digital
  • Oomph! Wellness
  • Panasonic
  • Reward Technology
  • RunAClub Ltd
  • Tata Consulting
  • Tinston Ltd
  • Unilever
  • V&A Museum
  • The Women’s Wellness Centre
  • YPlan
  • Your MD AS

Consulting projects completed by our students include: