CEMS Business Projects Kick-off Presentations

On February 13, 2019 the CEMS course Business Project (BP) for the Summer Term 2018/2019 was launched. 8 CEMS Corporate partners together with VSE representatives gathered to introduce 8 BP topics to 29 CEMS students.

The Business Project is a consultancy-like project. 8 international teams of 4-5 students solve a real business problem as a one-semester part-time activity tutored by both the company and a professor in parallel. Each CEMS student has to carry out a Business Project during Term 2. It amounts to 15 ECTS, which is about 50 % of Term 2’s workload. Business projects reinforce the CEMS partnership between universities, students and companies.

The photo-gallery can be seen here.

Companies introduced 8 BP topics for Term 2 2018/2019:

Students are thus offered the opportunity to:

  • gain insight into business life
  • train their analytical and problem-solving skills
  • apply research methods
  • transfer theoretical knowledge into practice
  • learn process management
  • acquire social skills
  • get to know potential employers and re-define their professional goals

Students are expected to:

  • take responsibility for the project
  • strive for the best results
  • share the workload equally within the team
  • communicate well with their tutors

Project results are evaluated by the academic and corporate supervisors. Students write a report and give an oral presentation, both as a group. Final presentations will be held on May 17, 2019 at VSE.