Organisations can commission a Company Sponsored Dissertation to investigate a specific issue or problem. This will be delivered free by Master's students and supported by our world-leading academics.

We have opportunities for projects across most of our MSc programmes. The project investigates a defined research area, and results in a substantial report with extensive research, analysis, and practical conclusions.

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
  • A dedicated piece of work for your business completed by a student approaching the end of an intensive Masters programme
  • Receive a rigorous report setting out research, analysis and recommendations
  • No cost to your business apart from your time; the consultancy is free
  • Build a relationship with the University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Bring fresh perspectives and ideas into your business

Why Work with Our Students?

Our students are among the best in their field and combine their strategic business and management skills and specialist knowledge with the refinement offered through our 12-month, intensive programmes. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, offering each group a unique international perspective as they learn.


What Kinds of Project are Suitable?

We offer different types of projects and will match you with an individual postgraduate student with the specialised skill set suited to your research needs.

Project Type Skill Set
MBA Capstone Highly skilled, focused students with an average of 6 years work experience in a range of sectors.
MSc Accounting and Finance Specialising in Accounting and Finance, including financial reporting, management accounting, statistics for finance, with critical analysis, research, and advanced numeracy.
MSc Banking and Risk Skills specific to the banking sector such as the ability to predict the riskiness of a potential borrower, understand the exposure of a portfolio of loans and manage a portfolio of assets.
MSc Business Analytics Practical data analytics and data science skills, using data to help organisations make informed decisions that can drive organisational success.
MSc Climate Change Finance and Investment Students on this programme learn to understand how the challenges of climate change are driving trillions of dollars of new investments in a range of sectors.
MSc Finance Specialised in finance, investment and accounting with a sound understanding of financial principles, as well as a strong set of quantitative research and analysis skills.
MSc Finance, Technology and Policy This vocationally minded Fintech MSc addresses the knowledge gap created by the pace of technological transformation in financial services and markets.
MSc Human Resource Management The practical skills required by managers actively engaged in the strategic management of people, as well as proficiency in communication skills, independent action, and team working.
MSc International Human Resource Management The practical skills required by managers to understand real-world HR issues with a specific focus on the demands of working for a multinational organisation and across national borders.
MSc Management Focusing on contemporary real-life management issues in an ever-changing business environment; areas such as organisational behaviour, change management, and corporate responsibility.
MSc Marketing and Business Analysis Skills focusing on Marketing and Business Analysis, with theoretical foundations in marketing and the data analysis and modelling techniques that are increasingly being used to shape and inform business decisions.

Timescale

Action Date
Contact Industry Engagement Manager to Discuss Your Project Any time
Prospective Clients Submit Project Proposals Deadline: End of January
Final List of Projects Confirmed By Mid-February
Projects are Matched to Students Late February
Initial Meeting is Arranged Between March and April
MoU and NDA Agreed April
Student Carries Out the Research Between May and August
Report is Delivered End of August

Discuss Your Ideas

If you would like more information on student projects please contact Stuart Cronin, 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