CEMS Business Project (CEMS6011)

UNIT OF STUDY

The CEMS Business Project Unit of Study, is designed to provide students with a real life learning experience. Most students are already familiar with various business disciplines through course work; however the interdisciplinary use of this knowledge and the capacity to translate it into practical solutions is often a new challenge. The project permits students to combine theory and practice - they learn how to analyse problems, develop recommendations and propose solutions to the problem. In addition to providing hands-on experience on how to deal with a business problem, the course also offers a unique chance to learn about how teams function. Students will work in small groups of four (4) or five (5) and partner with a real organisation over a ten (10) week period to provide solutions to a real business problem identified in consultation with the partner organisations. Projects will range from social entrepreneurship programs, where students work with community groups and NGOs, thorough to consultancy projects for large multinational corporations. Projects will be overseen by a specifically appointed consulting mentor and students will also have access to business mentors throughout the project. Students will be required to make a presentation and provide a written report to the client organisation, as well as to create and disseminate a Thought Leadership Piece on a topic linked to their challenge.

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Classes

This is a workplace based unit of study. There are no formal classes.

Assessment

Company presentation (20%), company report (40%), thought leadership piece (10%), and individual learning portfolio (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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