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Business Projects

How business projects work

The business project process is a three-way collaborative partnership between our School, the student and your organisation, and is the ideal way to help you address a strategic business issue. In return you provide an opportunity for our students to conduct a rigorous and in-depth investigation of a current business issue and apply the learning from their programme.

Projects tackle important business issues, identify areas for strategic development, and culminate in a comprehensive strategic report with recommendations for your business. View example topics

Students are allocated an academic supervisor from the Business School and we require a sponsor from your company to offer guidance and support throughout the project.

Your commitment

Our process is very much a collaboration to ensure all parties benefit. As a host company we ask you to:

  • Define the specification of the project (the scope)
  • Agree with the student, the scope, requirements, outputs etc.
  • Nominate a main contact responsible for sponsoring the project
  • Ensure the student has access to relevant company information and key stakeholders
  • Provide reasonable out of pocket expenses (to be agreed with the student at the outset of the project)

We understand that projects may touch on confidential information, so we work with complete integrity, discretion and professionalism, underpinned by a non-disclosure agreement provided by the University.

Get in

If you would like to discuss a potential business project please contact

+44 (0)191 334 5231

Corporate Relations Manager

Tell us about your project using the online form below.

Submit project


The Business Project provides findings and recommendations that can be implemented following the project in the form of an internship. Many companies take advantage of this excellent opportunity. This would take place from September until December.