During their eighth semester, all IBS students have to acquire and run a final graduation project. In this project, students act as professional consultants to solve for example a problem the company may have, or to investigate a market opportunity, either alone or in a team. The students spend some 300-350 hours working on the project. All projects are supervised by an IBS project supervisor, who is also the first contact for the company.
IBS students have done graduation projects at large and small-to medium-sized companies around the world, for example Volkswagen, SAP, Bünting Systemkunden, NIKE, Sandostine and Gasunie.
Some examples of topics:
- Toiletry export opportunities in Canada;
- Electronic publishing: from ink and paper to bits and bytes;
- Effectively introducing (the company's) direct sales in Germany;
- Egyptian furniture market;
- Entering the Chinese B-to-B market;
- Financial reporting;
- E-business solutions;
- Motivationsinstrumente zur Rekrutierung von High Potentials;
- Analyse und Bewertung von Steuerungsinstrumenten eines konzernorientierten IT-Dienstleisters.
“ORLEN Deutschland AG hired an IBS student for six months to help us get more insights into our customer. From setting up the questionnaire over concrete research at our gas stations to the analysis of the results, the student fulfilled all our expectations. He worked with dedication and power to get the results on time. We were very satisfied due to the fact that he acted independently and gave us always a good overview of his improvements on the project. At the end of the project he gave us a lot of helpful information through a detailed presentation and a big variety of analyses, which he produced with best market research tools! All together we can say thank you for the professional help of this IBS student.”
Manager of Non Fuel Business Development
ORLEN Deutschland AG
“Die Betreuung der Hanzehogeschool /IBS hat nicht nur einem sach- und fachgerechten Abarbeiten der Themen geführt, sondern insbesondere zu einer klaren Fokussierung. Die sehr selbstständige Arbeitsweise der Studenten und die offensichtlich reibungslose und genau gegliederte Zusammenarbeit zwischen der IBS und den Studenten, hat uns als Unternehmen geholfen ohne eigene Ressourcen binden zu müssen.
Wir danken IBS für die angenehme Zusammenarbeit.“
Dir. Finance / M&A
BLG Logistics Group AG & Co .KG
Should your company have a potential project which might be interesting for IBS students, please contact us.