As the interaction with other students as well as external stakeholders is an integral part of this course, active participation in-person is important.
Students must attend at least 80% of all classes and events to successfully complete the course. However, due to their importance in reaching the course goals, 100% attendance is required for the literature test, kick-off, mid-term and final presentations as well as the E&I Touchdown event. In case of absence due to illness for the literature test, an alternative exam (written or oral) will be provided to the student. For the kickoff, absences (up to maximum of 1,5h) due to a scheduled written exam at WU can be excused if the course instructors are notified with a proof of examination before the kickoff.
The kickoff will be separated into three parts spread over the days of March 2nd, 15th and 17th. Some parts are mandatory regardless of project and team; others will be held seperately per project. You will receive further information via E-mail after the registration period is closed.
In general, all absences in the course must be notified to the course instructors via email (if possible in advance) and confirmation (for example a medical certificate, or in case of an exam a note confirming the date of the written examination) must be submitted as soon as possible. Absences can result in additional compensation work to ensure the course's learning outcomes.
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
- March 30 - 31, 2023
- April 24 - 27, 2023
- May 31 - June 2, 2023
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
- May 08 - 12, 2023 (mid-term presentation)
- June 19-23, 2023 (final presentation)
Optionally (there will be a voting in class if this will take place or not), the lecturers offer to organize an E&I Consulting evening. This evening is a laid-back networking opportunity for students with young consultants from big management consultancies. The E&I Consulting evening would take place on
- June 02, 2023 (at the institute)
Except for the literature test and kick-off, 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.