Syllabus

Titel
2179 E&I Project 2: Consulting
LV-Leiter/innen
Caroline Fabian, MSc., Tuong-Vi Sophie Quach, MA
Kontakt
  • LV-Typ
    PI
  • Semesterstunden
    2
  • Unterrichtssprache
    Englisch
Anmeldung
18.09.2020 bis 21.09.2020
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Termine
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Donnerstag 01.10.2020 08:00 - 09:30 TC.5.27
Donnerstag 08.10.2020 09:30 - 18:30 TC.2.03
Freitag 09.10.2020 09:00 - 13:30 TC.2.03
Freitag 09.10.2020 09:00 - 13:30 TC.4.26
Freitag 09.10.2020 09:00 - 13:30 TC.4.15
Freitag 09.10.2020 09:00 - 13:30 TC.4.04
Freitag 09.10.2020 09:00 - 13:30 TC.4.16
Freitag 09.10.2020 09:00 - 13:30 TC.4.13
Montag 19.10.2020 15:00 - 17:30 D5.1.002
Freitag 23.10.2020 14:00 - 16:30 D5.0.002
Mittwoch 04.11.2020 14:00 - 15:30 Ort nach Ankündigung
Freitag 06.11.2020 14:00 - 16:30 D5.0.002
Mittwoch 02.12.2020 14:00 - 15:30 Ort nach Ankündigung
Freitag 04.12.2020 14:00 - 16:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 13.01.2021 14:00 - 15:30 Ort nach Ankündigung
Donnerstag 21.01.2021 17:30 - 19:00 Online-Einheit

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

INFORMATION REGARDING THE COVID-19 SITUATION

The literature test (1.10.2020 8am) as well as both kick-off dates (8. and 9.10.2020) will be held physically on Campus WU. PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE FOR THE LITERATURE TEST AND BOTH KICK-OFF DAYS IS MANDATORY.

Inhalte der LV

In "E&I Consulting" students adopt the role of "E&I Consultants". They work in teams on real innovation projects. The project partners are typically well-known and established multinationals (e.g. Microsoft, Generali, Mondi, P&G, REWE and ÖBB). The problems typically relate to the strategy and innovation management of the companies and are very diverse. Examples are benchmarking analyses to improve the range of products and services, the development of an internal idea management system, the identification of hidden competitive advantages or the identification of new fields of innovation. The projects are carried out in very close cooperation with the project partners. In many cases the project partners' executive suite is involved as well, as the companies have a high interest in the implementation of the developed solutions.

Problems in E&I consulting are rather fuzzy, thus, the problem-solving process is relatively open at the beginning of the semester. The understanding of the actual situation, the problem definition and analysis, the objective and structuring of the project as well as the development of a concrete procedure, are an essential part of the course. On the basis of well-founded analyses (e.g. collection of primary data, literature analysis, database research and evaluation using analysis tools), students develop their own creative concepts for solving the problem.

In addition to working together with the project partners, the students are supported in workshops and network events by consultants from renowned management consultancies. Through close contacts in practice, students gain very realistic insights into the consulting industry and the innovation management of established companies. It is not uncommon that job opportunities emerge through these contacts.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

The E&I Consulting course is one of the application-oriented project courses. The aim of the course is to deepen and extend the theoretical skills of the students through practical application to a real case.

After positive completion of E&I Consulting,

  •     students know how real management consulting processes work in practice,
  •     students understand the approach within the framework of management consulting,
  •     students can use different analysis tools and methods,
  •     students can structure complex problems,
  •     students are able to systematically evaluate different solution options,
  •     students are able to develop offers and project presentations, as they are common in management consulting.

In addition, participants expand their soft skills (communication, presentation, project and time management) by working with team members, coaches and external partners.

    Regelung zur Anwesenheit

    To complete this course with a positive grade, students must attend 80% of scheduled classes (exception: 100% attendance at literature test, kick-off and E&I Touchdown event).

    E&I Consulting consists of classes for all students and individual team coaching sessions. There are three coaching sessions à approx. 1.5 hours. Each team individually schedules a time slot with the lecturer within the time period of

    • November 04-06, 2020
    • Dezember 02-04, 2020
    • January 13-15, 2021

    Other than the coaching session, there is no class taking place on these days.

    Furthermore there will be a mid-term and a final presentation of the project. Each team individually schedules a time slot with the lecturer and the project partner within the time period of

    • 10.-15.12.2020 (mid-term presentation)
    • 25.-29.01.2021 (final presentation)

    Lehr-/Lerndesign

    • Self-study (literature package)
    • Teaching and discussion of theoretical basics on two kick-off days (lecture, working on the project assignments, group discussions, team work)
    • Group-based work on real and relevant projects in close cooperation with established companies under the supervision of the course instructors and practical coaches
    • Workshops and coaching by external partners (Experts working at top consultancies)
    • Peer feedback
    • Documentation and presentation of work progress and results

    Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

    Performance is assessed on the basis of ongoing oral participation, working papers and midterm presentation during the semester as well as the final report and final presentation.

    Grading system:

    • 10% Literature test - on October 1st 2020, 8:00 - 9:30 am (Basic literature and course-specific additional literature according to the literature list in Learn@WU) (Individual assessment)
    • 5% Peer Feedback
    • 10% Midterm presentation
    • 10% midterm report
    • 20% final presentation
    • 20% final report
    • 10% ongoing participation and project management
    • 5% Touchdown pitch slide
    • 10% reflection essay (individual assessment)

    In order to be able to pass the course, you are not allowed to miss more than two lectures. Additionally, attendance is compulsory for the following dates:

    1. The literature test (October 1st 2020)

    2. The project course kick-off (October 8th & 9th 2020)

    3. The E&I Touchdown (January 21st 2021)

    Add. 1. Literature test

    The literature test examines the basic and in-depth knowledge that is absolutely necessary for the participation in the projects.If you fail the literature test, you will be automatically transferred to the Analyst Support Program. As a student in the Analyst Support Program (ASP), you will work individually instead of working on a group-based project during the semester. The course instructors are responsible for the design of the program. In case of non-participation (exclusively due to illness) a medical certificate must be presented. For this purpose, a substitute exam will be offered.

    Add. 2. Attendance policy
    In order to be able to pass the course, you are allowed to miss 20% of the classes at most (Exception: Compulsory attendance for literature test, Kick-off and E&I Touchdown). If you are not present at both Kick-off days, you already fall below the minimum attendance limit and thus, are not able to pass the project course.

      Literatur

      1 Autor/in: Diverse
      Titel:

      Mandatory reading for all project courses


      Verlag: Learn@WU
      Anmerkungen: Available in the download section on Learn@WU
      Jahr: 2020
      Prüfungsstoff: Ja
      Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
      Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
      2 Autor/in: Arthur N. Turner
      Titel:

      Consulting Is More Than Giving Advice (course specific literature)


      Verlag: Harvard Business Review
      Anmerkungen: Available in the download section on Learn@WU
      Prüfungsstoff: Ja
      Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
      Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
      Art: Zeitschrift
      3 Autor/in: Robert Barrass
      Titel:

      Students Must Write - A Guide to Better Writing in Coursework and Examinations

      Chapter 3: How students should write (however, we recommend you the whole book, as it will help you with your academic writing in general)


      Anmerkungen: Available in the download section on Learn@WU
      Prüfungsstoff: Ja
      Diplomprüfungsstoff: Ja
      Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
      Art: Buch

      Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

      Students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Specialization Program.

      Please note that course registration is binding. The moment your registration is received, it is regarded as a clear commitment on your part. Students cannot transfer to another course (once the add/drop period is over) with no exceptions, as it would be unfair to other students (who might not have gotten into the course of their choice because of the spot you registered for). The number of students accepted to the course will only be expanded if there is no space in any other course 4/5.

      Attention: the obligatory literature test will be held on 1 October 2020 between 8 and 9 am. Course participation is only possible by passing the literature test – if you cannot attend the test, we kindly ask you to not register for this course. Detailed information regarding contents and location of the test will be provided after the registration phase for this course. The literature test in this course overlaps with other courses within Course 4&5 of the specialization Entrepreneurship & Innovation. A parallel attendance of these courses is not possible.

      Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

      Consultation / Office hours: Please make an appointment by mail to caroline.fabian@wu.ac.at and sophie.quach@wu.ac.at.

      Sonstiges

      ATTENTION: Mandatory and most important dates at the beginning of the semester

      Literature test: October, 1st 8:00am - 9:30am ( 8:30am - 9:30am short introductory event)

      Kick-Off: October, 8th 9:00am - 8:00pm & October, 9th, 9:00am - 1pm


      All other dates shown are subject to change! More detailed information can be found at the introductory event and at the kick-off. Most dates are either arranged individually with course instructors and project partners or take place externally. This is not unusual for innovation projects. Exact dates for the presentations, workshops and coachings will follow at the Kick-off.


      The literature package (basis for the literature test) is available as download on Learn (https://learn.wu-wien.ac.at).

      Hinweise zu Literaturtest und Deliverables

      Attention: the obligatory literature test will be held on 1 October 2020 between 8 and 9 am. Course participation is only possible by passing the literature test – if you cannot attend the test, we kindly ask you to not register for this course. Detailed information regarding contents and location of the test will be provided after the registration phase for this course. The literature test in this course overlaps with other courses within Course 4&5 of the specialization Entrepreneurship & Innovation. A parallel attendance of these courses is not possible.

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