Business Project

Opening presentations by companies for students will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (3 – 8 p.m.).

Students’ final presentations will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

 

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
February 16, 2022 (2 – 8 p.m., appx. 30 minutes for each company) Opening presentations – companies introduce the topic to the students and answer their questions; team division

Virtually or face2face

By February 18, 2022 All stakeholders (students, companies, tutors) are informed about the students’ teams
February 21 – March 4, 2022 The first meeting of the company, student team and a tutor

Virtually or face2face

May 20, 2022, 7 a.m. Final presentation submission via email or https://wetransfer.com/
May 20, 2022, 7 a.m. Video submission via https://wetransfer.com/
May 20, 2022 (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., appx. 30 minutes for each team) Final presentations – student teams have the presentations of their projects, companies are also needed

Virtually or face2face

May 16 – 27, 2022 Final presentations – student team has a presentation of their project for the company management

Virtually or face2face

May 23, 2022 Peer evaluation submission
June 1, 2022 Evaluation from tutor&company submission

Business Project within the CEMS Programme:

The Business Project is a consultancy-like project. At the beginning of the semester, companies suggest 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?