CEMS Business Projects 2020 Final Presentations
On Friday, May 22, 2020, International Management/CEMS students, corporate partners, and academic tutors gathered at the University of Economics, Prague to present the results of their Business Projects. Due to the current extraordinary situation, the final presentations took place online this year.
There was a total of 9 teams, each working on a project from a different corporate partner, including two cross-border projects:
- x-border Business Project with Google – 6 students from 3 CEMS universities – VŠE, CUB (Corvinus University Budapest) and LSE (London School of Economics) worked on the topic ‘Launch of Google Pay Online API in New Markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)’
- x-border Business Project with Hilti – 6 students from 3 CEMS universities – VŠE, CUB (Corvinus University Budapest) and SGH (Warsaw School of Economics) worked on the topic ‘Perfect solution selling via trade customized value proposition’
Business Project within the CEMS Programme
The Business Project is a consultancy-like project. International teams of 4 students solve a real business problem as a one-semester part-time activity tutored by both the company and an academic tutor in parallel. Business projects reinforce the CEMS partnership between universities, students and companies. It amounts to 15 ECTS.
Students are thus offered the opportunity:
- to gain insight into business life
- to train their analytical and problem-solving skills
- to apply research methods
- to transfer theoretical knowledge into practice
- to learn process management
- to acquire social skills
- to get to know potential employers and re-define their professional goals
Students are expected:
- to take responsibility for the project
- to strive for the best results
- to share the workload equally within the team
- to communicate well with their tutors
Project results are evaluated by academic and corporate supervisors. Students write a report and give an oral presentation, both as a group.
Student teams also present the results of their Business Projects to top-management of the particular company.
VŠE CEMS Team would like to thank all the students, company representatives, and tutors for their efforts through the whole term.