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Student Consultancy

The Faculty of Economics and Business offers entrepreneurs and organisations from the north of the Netherlands the opportunity to request advice from a team of Master’s students under the supervision of a lecturer with business experience. As an entrepreneur, you can submit an assignment in the field of economics or business administration. Assignments may vary from management issues to financing, logistics or HR-related problems. You first have to clearly define the problem facing your company together with the students, so that they can analyse your case accurately and precisely. In this way you can optimally benefit from our students’ knowledge and expertise.

The FEB is responsible for making sure that the right students are assigned to your case. In addition the Faculty provides the students with coaching and guidance from lecturers and professional trainers.

Benefits for your organisation:

  • Concrete advice for a specific business issue
  • Engagement of young talents with new insights and knowledge
  • Coached by experienced business professionals
  • A clear analysis and specific advice delivered within 10 weeks

Companies and organisations awarded our students an average score of 8.6 out of 10 in the first year the programme was running.

Student Consultancy is equipped to deal with questions such as:

  • In view of shifts in demand from my clients, will my business model still be profitable in ten years’ time?
  • My company will soon have to purchase new ships that have to last at least twenty-five years. In view of recent technological advances and developments in fuel, what type of ship should my company purchase?
  • What will digitalization mean for my company?
Three students collaborating

How does it work?

Method: the faculty doesn't apply a fixed method in order to have complete focus on your question and deliver tailor-made advice.

Time: it concerns a 10-week process which begins with a visit of the students to your organisation.

Expenses: For the organisation and execution of your business case we ask soms costs compensation. Depending on your specific situation we can help you apply for various subsidy possibilities.


"The research was carried out professionally and the final results were very useful. The students communicated regularly with us to check if the development of the research was in line with our interests."
- NHL, University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden

"In a short time, the students have gained insight in the business of PPO, its activities and its management. The students’ creative approach led to conclusions and recommendations that seem sensible and defendable. I appreciate the way they communicated."
- Post Master Psychology

"The research was of an unexpected high standard."
- Noorderpoort, centre
for secondary, vocational and adult education and training

If you have any questions about Student Consultancy or for more information, please contact:

Wijnand Aalderink

Wijnand Aalderink

Director Corporate Relations and Career Services

T: 050 363 8207

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