The Emerging Markets and Global Sustainability Consultancy Project is an opportunity to engage with a knowledgeable team of MSc International Business and Emerging Markets (IBEM) students.

Benefits for Your Business

  • Gain insight into emerging market and global sustainability opportunities for your business, based on research into your business model and potential opportunities, risks, and challenges
  • Use our students for a project you may not have the resources to tackle in-house
  • Receive a practical report providing the team's research, analysis, and recommendations

Why Work with Our IBEM Students?

Our MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets attracts a varied group of graduates united by common interest in doing international business and finding opportunities in emerging markets. The programme has expanded in recent years with students having a strong interest in Global Sustainability, so we have opportunities for projects across both of those areas.

What Kinds of Project are Suitable?

Emerging Markets Projects:

Projects can focus on any aspect of an organisation's business, provided that there is an emerging markets element. We are able to consider any emerging market country or region (Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, areas of Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean). If you are interested in more than one market, we may supply more than one team.

  • Market scoping
  • Export strategies
  • Partnership development
  • Franchising models
  • Setting up supply chain and production

Global Sustainability Projects:

This year we are also looking to offer clients the chance to engage students on Global Sustainability projects. Below are some examples of suitable projects in the area:

  • Carbon footprint reduction (including renewable energy)
  • Waste reduction (including packaging reduction) and circular economy
  • Deforestation- and afforestation-related initiatives
  • Enhancing employee welfare (including diversity and inclusion)
  • Contributing to local community welfare, particularly in impoverished environments
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Organic agriculture and plant-based diets
  • Anti-slavery initiatives (could come under supply chain) and moving away from military applications of technology


Projects typically take place between January and March.

Action Date
Contact Partnership Development to Discuss Your Project May to October
Prospective Clients Submit Project Proposals Deadline: End of October
Projects Assigned to Groups Late November
Initial Group/Client Meeting to Draw Up Project Plan Early January
Main Project Work Between January and March
Delivery of Report and Client Presentations Late March

Discuss Your Ideas

If you would like more information on student projects please contact our Industry Engagement Manager. Please include details of:

  • Which project(s) are best suited to your proposal
  • Your contact information
  • Project title, objectives and outcomes, location, knowledge and any skills required