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Business Research & Consulting

The combined course Business Research and Consulting (for all FEB MSc's) & Junior Business Research and Consulting (for all FEB BSc's*) is a 5 ECTS elective.) It consists of a research and consultancy project for multiple organisations (such as ING, Unive and VNO/NCW) by a team of three to four students from various levels and programmes, supervised by a FEB lecturer.

Registration for block 2.2 is open now! Fill out the webform below before March 26th!


How does it work?

First of all, teams will be formed based on students interests and fields of study. Together with your team and your supervisor you will visit the company in the first week of the block, to get to know the organisation, your contact person(s) and of course the main questions/goals for you to address.

In the following weeks you and your team will investigate the managerial problem and develop and execute a research plan. The teams are supported through tutorials and plenary trainings on research methodology and consultancy skills, weekly feedback sessions, and plenary poster presentations.

In the last week of the exam period you and your team will present your findings and possible solutions to the management of the organisation. You will also be asked to reflect on how you developed your research and consultancy skills during the assignment.


Participating organisations in block 1.1 were Avebe, Holland Trading Group, the Ministry of Justice and also several regional SME's. This block, we'll work with Redbag Europe, Hoomark, Sustainder, Drentea, Preadyz and many more.


Business Research & Consulting enables you to apply theory and knowledge to practical business matters. Working on such consulting assignments helps you to develop a more commercial perspective and sense of future clients’ needs and requests. The course is focused on reflecting on actual situations and analytically supporting the advice you offer a client. It concerns developing specific skills like observing, problem solving, leadership, teamwork and decision-making. The course enables you to find out what role you can play in the consulting process and how to effectively advise your client.

Main benefits for you

  • Experience what it’s like to work as a (junior) consultant and find out if this suits you and your ambitions
  • Get insights into actual management issues and apply your knowledge
  • Learn to solve problems from a commercial point of view
  • Learn to meet the needs of your client
  • Get insights into your own skills to better communicate your added value to employers

How to enroll

Fill out the web form below to apply for block 2.2! We will match the assignments to the students based on the information in the web forms. There is a (small) chance we will not be able to match you, in which case we will let you know in time so you can still register for another elective in Progress. That is why our deadline is before the general deadline. If you are selected based on your submitted form, we will register you in Progress afterwards.

More information

If you have questions about this course, please don't hesitate to send us an email:

*In some bachelor programmes, the course might not be listed as a recognized elective, in which case you have to contact your programme director in order to find out whether you may list it as an elective course within or on top of your programme.

Laatst gewijzigd:22 februari 2018 14:24