Sponsors gain useful insight from our students’ research. They can also use projects as a way to spot and test talent to cover their future recruiting needs. Finally, sponsors often see their participation as a way of supporting future members of their professional community, LSE, and higher education in general.
We offer several types of applied business projects for companies to sponsor, with different levels of scope, target area, faculty involvement, and student hours. These include:
LSE HRO Links
Gain access to independent research and analysis from students on our MSc Human Resources and Organisations programme on a people-related issue of practical importance to your organisation. Students work on projects in teams of two, producing a final dissertation and business report for sponsors at the end of their academic year.
Projects start: late January 2021
Projects end: August/September 2021
Global Master's in Management Business Projects
Students who undertake these projects are currently in their second year of their Global Master's in Management programme. An innovative two-year degree for graduate students, it aims to provide new graduates with the analytical tools and intellectual frameworks to think about management along with the added understanding of the broader political, social and economic environment which contemporary firms operate.
Between four to six students will be assigned to a particular project, with a sponsoring executive from the company and a faculty coach from the LSE to support them along the way.
Projects start: October 2020
Projects end: January 2021
CEMS MIM Business Projects
CEMS Corporate Partners provide real-life business problems and appoint a contact to support students working in teams of four to six. In return, companies are presented with the results of an extensive study and concrete solutions on the challenge they raised, while having the opportunity of collaborating with emerging talents for potential hiring. CEMS students provide fresh and diverse insights to the raised problems due to their diverse academic and cultural background.
Projects start: January 2021
Projects end: April 2021
Marketing Action Learning Project
The Marketing Action Learning Project (MALP) provides students the valuable opportunity to analyse and solve a real-world marketing issue within an organisation, bringing together learning across all courses in their Masters programme. Students develop team-working skills and consulting experience, working to produce a marketing report with in-depth insights. This provides the host organisation with recommendations for effective solutions to current marketing challenges within their specific industry or context.
Projects start: February 2021
Projects end: June 2021
Open Innovation Projects
Open innovation is a fresh take on innovation whereby a firm looks beyond its boundaries to exploit the creative power of users, communities, non- traditional players (non-customers, analogous lead users in other markets, outliers) and customers to co-develop new products, services and processes. During the the last 5 weeks of the course students work on a real live OI project developing solutions via the implementation of one or more open innovation tools. These last five weeks will also involve guidance from our Innovation partners (which in the past included companies like Google, Ludic Group, KPMG, Eidos) and in the final week of the term students will present their final solution.
Projects start: February 2021
Projects end: March 2021