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If you are interested in exploring an MBA Consultancy Project please contact:

Jorandi Scholtz
MBA Corporate Engagement Manager


Exceptional talent - delivering great work and the highest level of professionalism. He impressed at every level of the business. He was a pleasure to work with. We would gladly employ him.

Well judged, objectively stated and insightful advice.

A really excellent and perceptive piece of work which will be of real value and use to the business.

Content which is highly relevant and cutting edge, and represents thinking that is ahead of the market.


Exeter MBA Consultancy Projects



MBA Consultancy Projects enable businesses to benefit from our talented, international professionals participating in a forward-looking, cutting edge accredited MBA. 

Each of our MBA participants has the capability to bring innovative business thinking to your organisation.

How does it work?

November - February

From November to February, the students will be thinking through their different project options. If a student is interested in exploring a project with your organisation, the MBA Team will be in touch to make an introduction.

April - May From April, the student will work with you, supported by their academic supervisor, to develop their project idea further and to produce their project proposal which they will need to have completed by early May.
May - September

Students will conduct their project from May/June to September, producing a consultancy report by early September. Please bear in mind that, during this period, the student will still have modules and course work to complete, with the last module, for some students, not finishing until the end of June. We will be asking you for feedback on the student which will account for 10% of their overall consultancy project mark.

What has been done in the past?

Below are a series of short videos showcasing MBA Consultancy Projects:

The Exeter MBA + WFTO
The Exeter MBA + Surfwell
The Exeter MBA + McCain
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The Exeter MBA + Avanade
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The Exeter MBA + Devon Garden
The Exeter MBA + Nestle
The Exeter MBA + SETsquared

What costs are involved?

Costs will depend on the project and are negotiated accordingly. All out of pocket expenses incurred by the MBA participant are covered by the organisation, including travel, phone calls, photocopying, etc.

As part of the project process MBA participants will develop a formal project scope, which will include an estimate of costs. All project costs will be agreed with the client before they are incurred.

Clients should settle the costs directly with the MBA participants (against receipts). In some cases, the nature or extent of the work may justify additional payment, salary, or other compensation. This might be the case if an MBA participant is required to work full-time on the organisation's premises, as well as fulfilling their project, or where an MBA participant's expertise and experience is such that it will add considerable value to the project outcome and benefit to the organisation.

Is the work kept confidential?

If you wish the information collected by the student, during the course of the project, and the final report itself, to be treated in confidence, we can put an agreement in place so that the report is only read and assessed by Business School faculty and an external examiner, and beyond this the content will not be disclosed.

A top MBA from a Russell Group University

The Exeter MBA is a partnership between the University of Exeter Business School and leading global and other progressive organisations. Award-winning, accredited and world-leading, the Exeter MBA prepares participants to lead responsibly in a complex future, typified by rapid disruption and change.  Building on our heritage programme, the One Planet MBA, it continues our established and internationally acclaimed track record of responsible management education, addressing the major challenges confronting business and society.  With leadership at its core, it includes circular economy, digital transformation, innovation and entrepreneurship.