Companies can commission individual research projects on a business or management issue. This typically takes an in-depth look at a defined research area and results in a substantial report with both extensive research and 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
S&P Capital IQ participates in student projects to allow a talented pool of students from Edinburgh University to use industry renowned tools for topical market research. This exercise allows S&P Capital IQ to benefit from an academic assessment of the market and the student a practical take on the industry.
Pavle Sabic FRM
S&P Capital IQ

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 Project Highly skilled, focused students with an average of 6 years work experience in a range of sectors
MSc in Banking and Risk Project 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 in Finance Project 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 in Human Resource Management Project 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.


Action Date
Contact Partnership Development 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 March
Student Carries Out the Research Between March and August
Report is Delivered End of August

Discuss Your Ideas

If you would like more information on student projects please contact our Industry Liaison 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