MBA Individual Project (IP)
MBA students have the option of working on an individual dissertation over the summer and many choose to link this to an individual consultancy or research project for an outside organisation (sometimes their CVP or GCP project sponsor). Others may choose to complete a company-based project or internship.
What types of project are possible?
The individual dissertation is an opportunity for students to study in-depth something of particular interest to them and they will negotiate the brief with the company in collaboration with their academic supervisor. Recent projects have included product extension strategy for a financial services company, analysis of the US railway sector, branding strategy development for a national retailer and derivatives modelling. It is not unusual for students to receive some payment for such work.
When does it take place?
The project takes place between June and September.
What do I do next?
Companies wishing to participate should:
- read the IP briefing notes for 2012/13 (pdf, 92KB)
- read the project terms and administrative costs (pdf, 97KB)
- complete the online project proposal form and return to the Projects Office by one of the rolling deadlines:
1st deadline 10 April 2013 2nd deadline 10 May 2013 Final deadline 10 June 2013
Please contact the MBA Projects Office if you have any difficulty using on the online proposal submission form, and would like it sent to you in another format.