This time, the IfU Business Project will be held in collaboration with Austrian Airlines, Austria’s biggest airline with a global route network of around 130 destinations and 360 flights per day. The topic will be on “Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Generation Z Talent". Students will play the role as consultants who identify challenges and develop solutions on the topic at hand in collaboration with our project partner. The intermediate and final results of the project will presented to and discussed with Austrian’s management team.
This is a real-life consulting course that blends research and practice. This award-winning (WU Excellence in Teaching, Ars Docendi State Prize) course is unique, as participants will be both WU’s SIMC master and IfU bachelor students. The master students will act as team leaders.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:
This is a real-life consulting course that blends research and practice. Students will learn about current challenges in business practice and develop tailor-made solutions. They will gain consulting experience in research-focused consulting project and learn how to do a practically relevant research study. Students will gain unique real-world insights into the aviation industry and will have the opportunity to learn empirical research methods, such as expert interviews and survey study.
Students will be able to develop and train their team-working and leadership skills. According to the “IfU Business Project Approach“ which has been awarded the Austrian State Prize for teaching (Ars Docendi) in 2016, up to five Master Students will take the role of team leaders and lead small teams of Bachelor students. The experienced challenges of leadership will be discussed in class and all students (Bachelor and Master students) will have the opportunity to get invaluable „learning by doing“ leadership experience for their future career.