Our MBA students take part in a Consultancy Week at the end of October each year. As part of the Consultancy Week, students work in small groups on an issue facing a specific charity. Students present in person and their presentation forms the consultancy report.

Benefits for your business

  • Access specialised business thinking to undertake a piece of research or analysis that you may not have the resources to tackle in-house
  • Receive a rigorous report setting out research, analysis and recommendations
  • Benefit from highly focused and innovative talent

Why work with our MBA students?

Our students are among the best in their field and combine their strategic business and management skills and specialist knowledge, refined by the MBA process. The average student is 31 years old and each year the class represents a wide range of industries and nationalities, giving them a unique international perspective.

Types of project

An issue with which the client charity would like some assistance such as internal people issues, organisational efficiencies, stakeholder liaison and funding opportunities. The key is to ensure that the scope is focused so that students can concentrate on the specific issue. Examples include:

  • Researching and recommending solutions to an internal resource issue identified by the charity
  • Conducting a stakeholder analysis for the charity identifying:
    • which current stakeholders are most strategic and should be the focus of key attention
    • which current stakeholders are taking time/resource but are not strategic
    • new stakeholder opportunities
  • Creating new product/service offering to make the charity more financially sustainable and, concurrently, expand its reach
  • Increasing core funding (B2B/public bodies) by researching new, optimum opportunities
  • Increasing funding (B2C) by researching innovative ways to generate new income


Action Date
Contact MBA Employer Relationship Manager to discuss your project Any time
Prospective clients submit project proposals Deadline: Mid-August
Successful clients are notified and confirmed September
A project team is assigned by the Business School Early October
Clients and teams meet to scope out the project and draw up terms of reference September/early October
The team carries out project work Last week of October
Delivery of report and presentation Last week of October

Discuss your ideas

If you would like more information on student projects please contact our MBA Support Team. Please include details of:

  • A brief overview on your proposal
  • Your contact information
  • Project title, objectives and outcomes, location, knowledge and any skills required