Business Project

Opening presentations by companies for students will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (2:00 – 8:00 pm).

Final presentations by students will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 (8:30 am – 3 pm).


VSE Requirements

  1. Video, which should be 1 – 4 min. long, convey the relevant information about the BP topic and should be representative material for both the company and the university. Company representatives and the tutor have to assess this video in the evaluation form. Of course, the company can help students to create the video.

  2. Evaluation from the tutor and company (BP Evaluation_Company&Tutor).

  3. Peer Evaluation, where students evaluate themselves via the online form (via email from Šárka) at the end of the project, this evaluation will influence the evaluation of the company and tutor (BP Peer Evaluation_Students – examples of how the evaluation influences the evaluation from company&tutor, do not fill in this form).

  4. Final presentation for VSE students, which should be 15 min. long.

  5. Final presentation for companies, where it is up to the company to set requirements, usually 2-hour long. A company may also require a report in addition to the presentation.

  6. Logos, in which case students are supposed to use CEMS and FBA logos in their presentations and videos.

Inspirational examples of videos from last years are available here:

BP 2020 Henkel video – animated video made in Animaker

BP 2020 HILTI video – cross-border BP

BP 2020 P&G video

BP 2019 Google video – cross-border BP

BP 2019 Hilti video – cross-border BP

BP 2019 PwC video

BP 2019 ŠKODA AUTO video


Term Activity Who is involved
February 22 – March 5, 2021 The first meeting of the team, goals: Company, students, tutor
Project topic and output specification
Communication – form, the frequency determination
May 21, 2021, 7:00 am Final presentation submission via email or Students
May 21, 2021, 7:00 am Video submission via Students
May 21, 2021 (8:30 – 11:30 am, appx. 15 minutes for each team) Final presentations – student teams have the presentations (15 min.) of their projects, companies may or may not participate. Students are also supposed to show the video. Students, company (not necessary), tutor
May 17 – 28, 2021 Final presentations – student team has a presentation of their project in the company Company, students, tutor (not necessary)
May 28, 2021 Peer evaluation submission Students
June 1, 2021 Evaluation from tutor&company submission Company, tutor

Business Project within the CEMS Programme:

The Business Project is a consultancy-like project. At the beginning of the semester, companies suggested eight topics for students. International teams of usually 4 students solve a real business problem as a one-semester part-time activity tutored by both the company and a professor in parallel. Business projects reinforce the CEMS partnership between universities, students, and companies. It amounts to 15 ECTS.

Students are thus offered the opportunity:

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

Students are expected:

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

Project results are evaluated by academic and corporate supervisors. Students write a report and give an oral presentation, both as a group.

What is Cross-border Business Project?