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Consultancy Project


The aim with the consultancy project is application of the knowledge and skills the students have acquired during the EMBA program. This will be done through a project where the students provide concrete advices on how to solve a real-life substantial managerial problem/challenge for a company of their choice.    

The consultancy project trains the students in how to produce an evidence-based analysis of a substantial managerial problem/challenge. The group should also consider challenges connected to realizing the suggested solution to the organization.

The work on the consultancy project is conducted as a team project. This also gives the students practical training in solving business problems together with other people.



The Consultancy Project is an integral part of the EMBA degree. The subject for the consultancy project is provided by the company and must be approved by the Associate Dean EMBA. The students should be able to observe and discuss the topic with people dealing with the challenge in the company. Issues encountered in the coursework should be discussed in the report, and the students should demonstrate their ability to apply the models, theories and methods that they have studied to the real-life situation. The project is supervised by a company representative who ensures that the project is being led according to the company's objectives and guidelines, as well as by a BI professor (faculty advisor) whose role is to validate the academic aspects.

Course content


Participants to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the EMBA in a real-life business situation. The project ia an integral part of the EMBA program. It is two-fold:

  • to experience non-hierarchical teamwork
  • to integrate the knowledge the EMBA students have received during the programme and apply it to inform a major strategic decision. 

The students will be introduced to report writing and methodology at an early stage of the program. The introduction will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction and problem formulation
  • Methods and evidence
  • Use of business concepts and models
  • Analysis and writing
  • Drawing conclusions and making recommendations


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