The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Project Consultancy will fly from Dublin to Lisbon come June 6 until June 9 of this year. IPBN member companies based in Lisbon have been invited by the initiative to submit a business consultancy project submission, for free, for the upcoming UCD Graduate Business School MBA consultancy week in which 80 MBAs will be visiting Lisbon to work with local companies for the week. The students in question are of an average age of around 30, all have work experience of eight years or more, and come from diverse backgrounds, industries, and skillsets.
The university has contacted the IPBN to help them acquire a portfolio of client companies of any size and industry to submit a strategic project your company would like to see through on which a team of five MBAs can work for free. Projects can be anything of a strategic nature from international expansion strategies, HR strategies, business plan development, digital transformation, strategic marketing, process reviews, etceteras. Through the students' dedication and concentration and through prior planning on the part of the company, the project is set to be a win-win for all involved. By the close of the program on Thursday, June 9, the groups will present their project findings to their clients and deliver a world-class management consulting experience to the company at no cost.
According to the print materials offered by UCD Business School, "The aim of the International Consultancy Week in Portugal is to provide participants an insight into the issues associated with living and doing business in the country, together with offering students an opportunity to study together with peers, and to apply some of the learning from the programme in a potentially unfamiliar environment. The live case approach is intended to provide benefits both to MBA students and to the client organisations. The students are committed and keen to use their skills and experience to develop practical and well-thought-through recommendations to dealing with real challenges, knowing that they are going to be assessed on the work done."
If you believe your business can benefit from being involved in the program please contact Arnold Delville by email (email@example.com) BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, who will then introduce them to the right person at the UCD. The close for submissions is early next week, so be sure to take advantage of this incredible opportunity for your business, and for the benefit of the students!
For more information, please consult the UCD program pamphlet located here.
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