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Strategic consulting project

Working in teams of three or four, you can undertake a six-week consulting project for a corporate sponsor. Projects take place all over the world and for all kinds of companies. Teams have worked with a wide range of companies, charities, non-profits, and start-ups. You might find your team assessing the business case for a new product or sizing up potential strategic acquisitions for a corporate sponsor, you might be on a mission to develop social entrepreneurship in East Africa or formulate a strategy for penetrating the Chinese market. If your Entrepreneurship Project was focused in becoming a real company, this is your chance to develop it further.

We ask you to bring your own contacts and networking skills into play to develop exciting projects. If there is a company you have always wanted to work for, undertaking a Consulting Project for them is sure to get you noticed. We also source projects and build relationships with corporate sponsors. Corporate sponsors will typically meet a team’s living and travel expenses on overseas assignments. Conversely, several Consulting Projects are undertaken for non-profit organisations where students may have to cover the costs themselves. We aim to provide students with the greatest possible choice when it comes to choosing where they will work and what they will do. The Strategic Consulting Project will demand that you use all the skills you have developed during the MBA. 

“The Strategic Consulting Project (SCP) was a highlight of my MBA experience. It reinforced the material taught in class and brought relevance to many of the concepts learned. Using these theories in a real world scenario crystallized them and provided a deeper understanding. 

Our project made a significant contribution to the company and will result in an annual savings of $8 million. This business accomplishment was a great compliment to the academic rigor of the Oxford MBA programme."

Erin Ericsson, MBA alumna 

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