MBA Client Project
Could your business benefit from innovation or a change in strategic direction?
Is your organization facing a key issue which you haven't got time to explore in detail?
In which case you could benefit from a Consultancy project carried out by one of our teams of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students from the Professional MBA cohort at the University of Greenwich. The MBA student teams will generally have up to five years of industrial or professional experience.
Clients will benefit from being able to access the expertise within the University of Greenwich by working with a consulting team who will investigate, craft and recommend solutions to a live business problem.
The benefits for the MBA team are the opportunity to competently and confidently apply what they have learned within practical business scenarios, while demonstrating their knowledge of effective and ethical management principles.
The MBA Client Project will take place from the 20th March to the 8th May 2015.
Having agreed a project outline with the project supervisor, you will brief the MBA team face-to-face. The deadline for delivering the client presentation and report is the 8th May 2014.
Consultancy projects should involve the following characteristics:
- Movement out of the comfort-zone for both you and the MBAs, this tends to involve exploring an innovation issue for your business
- An evaluation of opportunities to change strategic direction which could involve growth, competition or movement into new customer areas
- Exploration of an issue that the customer really cares about, and ideally has done some work on already (where there is legacy data available for analysis).
Examples of recent projects include:
- Business planning for provision of innovative cloud-based medical diagnostic service to third world communities
- Exploration of current market options in digital publishing and development of alternative innovative business models
- Developing business and market strategy for innovative automotive product for influencing driver performance
- Evaluating customer satisfaction measurement system, benchmarking within and out of sector to identify current weaknesses and define optimal model
- Cost: benefit analysis of institutionalising teleworking in global financial services business, including cultural, systemic and technological changes required.
Your only commitment is to provide a short brief to the module leader (Professor Victor Newman) and if necessary, offer the students reasonable travel and subsistence.
Professor Victor Newman
Victor Newman is an Industrial Fellow at the University of Greenwich Business School, Chief Innovation Officer at the Milamber Group, and Innovation Adviser to Erisa. His former roles include Head of Innovation Strategy and Economics at The Technology Strategy Board, and Chief Learning Officer to Pfizer's global research and development operation.
Professor Newman has undertaken consulting work for Deloitte, the Financial Services Authority, British Council, UEFA, regulatory, financial services, biopharmaceuticals, foreign government national innovation development strategies, manufacturing and telecoms. He has also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, contributed to the Harvard Business Review, and is on the Advisory Board for several organisations.
Previous MBA Client Projects
"The project identified weaknesses in the current procedures, mapped out where the system was breaking down and the effect this was having on the business. The MBA Client Project came up with cost-effective solutions that could be immediately implemented to start saving the business time and money, as well as enhancing staff and customer satisfaction." - James Delahunt, Company Director, Delatim
Download the MBA Client Project for Delatim
"The analysis and ideas provided by the students provided us with a structured way of approaching this task, with some good groundwork and proposals - the competitor analysis was particularly valuable as was the particular defining of market to the professional sector, transparency and accountability." - Pete Breathwick, Company Director, Transforming Systems Ltd.
Download the MBA Client Project for Transforming Systems
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