Full-time MBA students will have the opportunity to take part in four distinctive enterprise projects to enhance their understanding of UK and international business.

Each project is designed around the consultancy process and you will be responding to a real company’s brief to provide meaningful and insightful recommendations. Projects are designed to help you develop moreindependently while responding to increasingly complex demands.

Students discussing their projectProject 1 – Incubator Project

This project is compulsory and is embeddedwithin the Developing Leadership Practicemodule. Here, you will work in consultancy teams to support a start-up business based in our incubator space. Work is focused on a specified brief and teams have the full support of academics as facilitators and mentors.

Project 2 – Developing Strategy

This is another compulsory project which sits within the Global Business Development module in the second semester. The same consultancy team methodology is used as in Project 1, but with this project, you will be briefed by senior management from a visiting company and set a series of challenges. You will then have 48 hours to prepare a presentation to the same managers, addressing the relevant issues.

Project 3 – Global Mindset

The International Business Experience is an elective module in semester two. It gives you the opportunity to undertake a group-based consultancy project in another country. Currently, this runs with our partners in the Central European University in Hungary.

Project 4 – The Management Challenge

At this point in your learning journey, you will have had practice at undertaking live company consultancy projects through the Developing Leadership Practice module and will have had chance to undertake the Deloitte Consultancy Challenge. This final optional challenge allows you to tackle an individual consultancy project, investigating a specific client requirement for an external organisation.

Consultancy training

Students who choose to undertake the Management Challenge for their final assessment will have access to a unique consultancy training programme designed and delivered exclusively by the world-leading consultancy and professional services firm Deloitte.