Work with global organisations
The Exeter MBA is a unique partnership with some of the world's most enlightened NGOs, start-ups and global brands who place purposeful leadership, sustainability and innovation at the heart of their business strategies.
Our corporate partners work alongside the MBA's leading teaching team to co-deliver a number of modules, support and mentor students, and help perfect interview skills. They also provide opportunities to address their company's real-life business challenges through assignments, case study analysis, projects and study trips.
Our valuable partnerships also ensure The Exeter MBA is at the forefront of thinking and practice and relevant to the needs of modern day business by chairing the MBA's Corporate Advisory Board.
Boost your employability
Benefit from our strong links and partnerships with a range of progressive organisations, working closely with them on consultancy projects and challenges throughout the year. Each student can choose a project with an organisation that will help to enhance their future career in areas such as entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, marketing, international business, sustainability, finance and general business.
These projects and assignments help you appreciate the nature of change our partners face, and give you the opportunity to design innovative business models and solutions. By doing so you develop valuable experience, knowledge and skills that will propel you into senior management or consultancy roles after graduation.
Corporate-sponsored MBA Challenges and Projects
In 2017, MBA students worked with the following organisations:
- The Met Office
- The White Company
- The Co-operative Group
- Fairtrade Foundation
- Coca Cola
- EDF Energy
- St Luke's Hospice
- Marks & Spencer
We also work closely with smaller organisations and start ups - in particular those pioneering change through new business models such as Uber, Airbnb and organisations that leverage new technologies and ways of thinking.
Our Key Corporate Partners
Accenture Development Partnerships works with leading international development organizations to address the world’s social, economic and environmental issues. By delivering the power of Accenture’s global capabilities and experience, it help its clients develop sustainable, innovative and market-based solutions to maximize value while driving measurable impact.
Canon is a world leader in imaging products and solutions for the digital home and office. Canon’s aim is to do business responsibly and they believe that the innovations and technological advances they embed into their products should enrich customer’s lives without harming the environment. From design and production through to customer use, recycling and re-use, they are working to reduce the environmental impact of their products and operations and promote sustainable consumption.
Centrax Gas Turbines specializes in the manufacture and service of gas turbine powered generator sets that use core engines from Siemens. The generator sets are used mainly for combined heat and power but also in base load, simple cycle and standby applications. Centrax Gas Turbines is a global company, with a broad customer base throughout the world and employs approximately 250 people.
Grant Thornton is the world's seventh largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms which provide assurance, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, public interest entities, and public sector entities.
IBM is a globally integrated enterprise bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development with the aim of shaping the future of society at large, their ‘Smarter Planet’ initiative is designed to encourage innovative working across multiple industry sectors to ensure a smarter, anticipatory approach to solving problems and creating a competitive edge.
IBM are involved in the One Planet MBA to ensure that future leaders of all types of enterprises know how to be successful in a rapidly changing interconnected world which requires both vision and collaboration.
As a world leader in providing weather and climate services, the Met Office employs more than 1,700 at 60 locations throughout the world. The Met Office is recognised as one of the world's most accurate forecasters, using more than 10 million weather observations a day, an advanced atmospheric model and a high performance supercomputer to create 3,000 tailored forecasts and briefings a day. These are delivered to a huge range of customers from the Government, to businesses, the general public, armed forces, and other organisations.
SAP is at the centre of today’s technology revolution. The market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps organisations fight the damaging effects of complexity, generate new opportunities for innovation and growth, and stay ahead of the competition.
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. At the heart of what it does is The Good Growth Plan, its six commitments to address critical challenges the world faces to achieve food security.
The Coca Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company’s mission is to create a low carbon, zero-waste future where they use sustainable resources – as part of a closed loop system - and develop a business that makes a positive environmental, social and economic contribution to the communities in which they operate.
Engage with us
Contribute to our programme
To make sure our MBA students have the skills and competancies that employers are looking for, we offer the following opportunities for businesses to contribute to the programme:
- Guest speaking opportunities
- Challenges and assessments
- Curriculum and module design
Consultancy Projects and internships
Bring our students' innovative business thinking into your organisation to help solve a business problem you may be facing. This is an opportunity to gain fresh ideas and solutions from our talented, experienced students, and test their suitability for employment within your organisation.
Skill development for your employees
- Broader and deeper understanding of your organisation and how each aspect works together, allowing them to think strategically and make innovative suggestions to drive your business forward
- The opportunity to learn from the inside how other successful businesses operate
- The ability to work effectively in a global and culturally diverse world to positively impact collaboration, culture and change issues within your organisation.
These newly acquired skills can be applied immediately.
Access to top talent
Gain access to our high-calibre students who think differently about the world, can provide a fresh perspective on business challenges and add value through quality improvements and innovations.
Whether you are eager to recruit our MBA candidates into a full-time position, Consultancy Project or a post-MBA internship, we can help you and your talent search.
To find out more please contact us.