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Company based challenge

The company based challenge at Nottingham University Business School benefits both students and companies. Our MSc and MBA students develop valuable skills taking part in work-integrated learning challenges to address real-world issues. Organisations benefit from a free consultancy project, delivered by a team of highly motivated and creative students.

Benefits for students

By taking part in the challenge you will have the opportunity to carry out research and present your solutions to help companies grow and improve their performance.

The company based challenge will provide you with many opportunities to interact with our business partners, learn about their business and understand the challenges they face.

You will benefit from developing skills such as project planning, issued-based problem solving, team-working, and presentation skills. On completion you will receive a certificate and a digital LinkedIn badge, displaying your skills and accomplishment to potential employers.

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During the project you are given training from experts in our Careers and Academic Adviser teams to prepare you for this exciting opportunity. You will also be guided and mentored by one of our Professors of Practice or Entrepreneurs in Residence.

MSc Company Consultancy Challenge

The company based challenge has given me an opportunity to go beyond my course and actually apply the skills that I have learned.
Aditya Taneja, MSc Management 2023


Benefits for companies

If your company or organisation is facing a challenge that you don’t have the time or resources to fully address, then you should consider a company based challenge with students from Nottingham University Business School.

Your organisation can benefit from a free consultancy project, delivered by teams of six to eight highly motivated, creative and capable students with skills and knowledge across the full range of subjects taught at our Business School. 

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Our students, with the support of a relevant industry mentor, will dedicate themselves to analysing your challenge and recommend solutions to address your specific organisational or business issue, over three weeks or three months.

Our team at Nottingham University Business School will support your organisation to develop a suitable brief that challenges our students and provides you with valuable insights and proposals.

We welcome challenge briefs from any type of organisation and sector and challenges are presented to students studying a wide range of subjects on our MSc and MBA programmes.

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Our students work on challenges such as:

  • market and competitor analysis
  • development of market growth strategies
  • analysis of social media campaigns and strategy development
  • market research to support new proposition development
  • business planning for new/developed business proposals
  • feasibility studies and recommendations


Our involvement with the company based challenge at Nottingham University Business School has been an insightful experience. This is the second year of our involvement and every time we come back, we receive many different solutions and proposals.
Juliana Correa, Youth and Academic Lead, PMI



Further information

For further information on how you can benefit from the company based challenge, please download our brochure.




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