Business Project


Course Objective

After successful completion of the course, students:

Academic skills
- Are able to examine, understand, and integrate management challenges
and issues from different perspectives (analysis), are able to recognize
fundamental structures and to leave out irrelevant information
(abstraction), and put forward well-founded, substantiated points of
view, both in spoken and written format (argumentation)

Research Skills
- Are able to design and execute a management consultant research
project and develop meaningful interpretations and presentations of
their findings

Bridging theory and practice
- Are able to apply theoretical knowledge about (relevant) management
theories in the context of decision-makers; to the end of formulating
meaningful recommendations

Self awareness
- Have reflected upon themselves with regard to taking responsibility
for their own actions and his/her personal development.

Course Content

The main objective of the course is to familiarize students with some of
the most significant challenges pertaining to conducting a management
consultancy project. The course encourages an even-handed appreciation
of various theoretical perspectives addressing tensions and
opportunities inherently connected to business administration, and
empirically investigating an applied research question. By design and
executing a management consultancy project students will become
acquainted with the challenges that researchers face when considering
management at large. The purpose of the course is not only to introduce
students to some of the most fundamental issues in management
consultancy research. To accomplish these teaching goals, it is implied
that student are able to communicate their views, both verbally and
through a written research report. See below for a breakdown of learning

Teaching Methods

Lectures and tutorials.

Method of Assessment

Management Consultancy Report– Team assessment
Professional reflection – Individual assessment

Entry Requirements

University Minor Business Administration Courses: Foundations of
Business Administration, Business Model Innovation, Business Model
Assessment, and Business Professionals


Selection of articles.

General Information

Course Code E_MB_BPROJ
Credits 6 EC
Period P3
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator drs. L. Glasbeek
Examiner drs. L. Glasbeek
Teaching Staff dr. B.V. Tjemkes
drs. L. Glasbeek

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group
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