Management Consulting

We consult with you to define a project of strategic importance, real business value, and impact.  Once confirmed, we build a student consultancy team of four to five high-performing commerce students.

  • A capstone Bachelor of Commerce subject where students are studying a range of business disciplines including business fields of Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing.
  • Mode of delivery:  Semester-long (12-weeks).
  • The student team consults with you on a weekly basis.
  • The student team presents findings to a group of key stakeholders and produces a professional consulting report of  5,000 words.

Subject guide

Features of a Suitable Project

The project should be of strategic importance to the organisation or have a significant and valued operational impact. Projects are most often based around a single question and must be achievable in the project timeframe.

A suitable project:

  • Is capable of being completed within a semester (10 -12 week) frame by a team of four to five student consultants.
  • Addresses an open-ended question for which various approaches can be applied and recommendations made.
  • Is not predominately an interview or survey (i.e. data gathering or research exercise) but also requires synthesis and analysis of data as the basis for recommendations.
  • Must primarily require the application of business disciplines. If knowledge and understanding of non-business  is required, it is anticipated that advisory assistance will be available from within the host organisation.
  • Provide access to relevant stakeholders and resources in your organisation.

Engaging with the Student Team and Academic Supervision

Your student team will meet and consult with you on weekly basis.

  • Currently, all meetings are taking place virtually using online meeting platforms.
  • Please also be available to answer questions via email or ad hoc meetings as they arise across the course of the project.
  • The team of students will be supported by an Academic Supervisor who will finalise the project scope with you and visit prior to the project. They will also monitor progress and support the students throughout.

Please Note

  • You will need to allocate a Project Supervisor from within your organisation as a point of contact for students and to consult with them on the project.
  • We require two key contacts from your organisation to the students.
  • Students are covered by the University of Melbourne’s Insurance Policy for the duration of the project.

Timeline:  Semester 1, 2022

Management Consulting semester-long (12 weeks)  Semester  1

Phase 1: Getting Ready
August 2021 - January 2022Step 1 (August - October 2021): Submit your project proposal. Places do fill fast, we recommend submitting your proposal as soon as possible
Step 2 (October - December 2021): Refine project scope with Academic Supervisor and/or Partnerships Team member
Step 3 (January 2022):  Agree on times for students to meet with key stakeholders each week 
Step 4 (January - February 2022): Sign and return the Industry project agreement 
Phase 2: Student Consulting & Presentations
The Project
28 February - 27 May 2022
Step 5 (week 1): Student team reaches out in the first week of the semester to re-confirm meeting times and introduce themselves via email
Step 6 (week 2): Student team and partner organisations first meeting. Please introduce key stakeholders, agree on preferred communication methods and discuss the project in detail
Step 7 (weeks 2 to 10 ): Students in consultation with partner organisation each week at agreed times, conducting research analysis and investigation
Step 8 (weeks 11 to 12): Students to present findings to key stakeholders  in the last weeks of the semester 
Phase 3: Wrap up
Early June 2022Step 9: You will receive the final project report and recommendations
Step 10: Provide feedback via an online survey

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