IN TIMES OF COVID-19 - SUPPORT FROM ESCP BERLIN'S MBA STUDENTS
In the wake of Covid-19, ESCP Berlin together with its MBA Class of 2020 want to support your organisation/company in this crisis. Students will offer their knowledge & skills to tackle one of your challenges, starting in mid April until June 2020.
During the 8 weeks, a group of experienced MBA students will work remotely on fixing a problem or coming up with new solutions for your business. In the first weeks we will help you scope your challenges together with your project team so you can count on concrete and tangible results from the 4 intensive weeks of full-time work.
Interested? Apply until 31 March 2020 via the submission form below or here.
TACKLE YOUR BUSINESS CHALLENGE
A Company Consultancy Project (CCP) is your opportunity to receive innovative solutions to your business challenges from well-trained graduate students. Your company or organization benefits from the fresh mindset, knowledge and experience of highly-educated graduate students, whereas students have the opportunity to apply their skills to solving an issue within a practical environment.
FRESH IDEAS & INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
Students of our specialized master study programs in Sales, Sustainability, Food & Beverage Management, and MBA in International Management are eager to take on your challenge and support you in various fields:
- business modelling
- digital transformation and change management
- sales management
- supply chain management
- and more!
Here are examples of previous CCPs:
- "Market analysis and market entry strategy for Non-European regions": Development of marketing and sales strategies for the purpose of an internationalisation strategy for secunet Security Networks AG
- "Go-to-market strategy for human centric lighting products for a globally leading lighting manufacturer": Application of business model innovation and value proposition design for the purpose of introducing new, personalised lighting products and services by OSRAM
- "Market analysis and market entry strategy for a social impact startup": Development of a partner and distribution network for the social impact startup SirPlus that reduces food waste along the entire value chain
USE IT AS A RECRUITING TOOL
In addition to the applicable solutions to your business challenge, a CCP also presents an alternative to the typical recruiting methods most companies rely on. Here, you have the unique chance to not only discover young talents but also to insure yourself of a potential employee's commitment to your organization.
- Next CCP round: April 2020 - June 2020
- 4 - 5 MBA students in International Management
- 4 weeks part-time preparation phase, 4 weeks full-time execution phase
- Fresh mindset
- Opportunity to discover potential employees on the spot
- Support before, during, and after the project cycle
- Submission round: 1 February - 31 March 2020
OUR ACADEMIC ADVISORS
Claudia Müller is a consultant, coach and facilitator helping companies and their leaders to develop effective collaboration and working cultures across boundaries. Claudia is, in parallel, an Affiliated Professor at ESCP Europe‘s Berlin campus, where she teaches courses on intercultural leadership and change management.
Before turning consultant she worked for 15 years as an international manager and leader for Unilever and Braun/Gillette across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Living and working in China, Singapore and India, she has become a scholar of - in particular - the Chinese culture and visits there regularly. Her current research interests focus around „cultures of innovation“ in China and Europe.
Prof. Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund
Florian holds the Chair for Corporate Sustainability at ESCP Europe in Berlin.
His research deals with corporate sustainability, sustainable entrepreneurship, business models, and innovation. Florian is serving on different advisory boards of sustainability-driven start-ups, international research consortia, and he is also member of the sustainability advisory board of ESCP Europe in Berlin. He is an active member of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group at OCAD University, Toronto, and has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of St. Gallen, Stellenbosch, and Copenhagen Business School.
Peter Borchers advises blue chip companies on digital issues and has until recently helped build the Allianz Group's new venturing unit Allianz X. Allianz X is identifying, building and globally scaling new business models in the InsurTech space.
Before joining Allianz, Peter founded and headed Deutsche Telekom‘s global incubator „hub:raum“ with offices in Berlin, Krakow and Tel-Aviv. hub:raum invests in high-growth early stage technology startups and provides them with active support and a pragmatic way to leverage the huge assets of a global corporation.
To foster entrepreneurship / intrapreneurship, Peter co-founded „ESCP U-SCHOOL“, an executive management program run by a group of successful entrepreneurs and the ESCP Europe Business School. It addresses the need for a more practical education for future entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, combining the academic world with real entrepreneurial life in today's internet companies.
Claas Wenzlik is Affiliate Professor at ESCP Europe, Campus Berlin. He teaches courses on Managing Complexity, Digital Competences, and Knowledge Management in various programs at ESCP Europe.
When he is not teaching at ESCP Europe, he works as a management consultant and facilitator. In this way, he has been supporting large and small organizations in strategy development, change management, re-organization, and cultural change for almost 20 years.
Claas received a Diploma in Business Information Systems from the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and earned a Master in Organizational Psychology from the Fernuniversität Hagen (Germany).
Simon is Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurial Consultant. As an early alumnus of the HPI School of Design Thinking, he is an expert in agile methods & approaches such as Design Thinking, Business Model Innovation, Lean Startup and Effectuation.
He advises companies - from startups to German stock index companies – on digital transformation processes, new work and innovation. Simon pioneered agile methods for the first time in public administration, leading entire urban development processes to success with Design Thinking. As a guest lecturer, he teaches agile methods at universities such as ESCP Europe, the Technical University of Berlin or the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (University of Applied Sciences) and is a mentor for executive education and juror at ESCP Europe.
“We got a highly motivated and goal-oriented team of young students that performed really well on our goals and tasks. What I really liked about the team was the diversity. We got students from different cultural backgrounds, different professional backgrounds. I think this was really value adding to our innovation project .”
Sebastian Pitzler, Head of Ergo Digital Lab
“I would recommend a Company Consultancy Project with ESCP Europe students because it is a great opportunity to work with representatives of the next generation. Although you do not hire professional consultants, they still deliver profound results that you can reuse and eventually, as in our case with ESCP Europe, it becomes a win-win situation.”
Steffen Loeser, Manager Business Processes and Solutions Supply Chain at Coca-Cola European Partners
"In fact, we use CCPs in two ways: as input for our projects and at the same time as a recruitment tool. During the last years we have carried out CCPs regularly in the areas of marketing or communication strategies and human resources. The quality of the results was excellent and the commitment of the students was great – so much that we hired some of the students.”
Thomas Riegel, HR Director at L’Oréal Deutschland GmbH
"In general, we find that a good student consultant is someone who is prepared to go the extra mile and someone who comes up with brilliant and innovative ideas to solve business related problems. In that way, the students from the ESCP Europe project fulfilled all our expectations.”
Daniel Meehan, Consulting Lead at CamP Group gGmbH