0604 Course IV - Business Project Part 2
Tanja Schiffner, M.Sc., Lea Zwickl, MSc(WU),MA
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/14/23 to 09/14/23
Anmeldung durch das Institut
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 11/14/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002
Tuesday 11/21/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002
Tuesday 11/28/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002
Tuesday 12/05/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002
Tuesday 12/12/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002
Tuesday 12/19/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002
Tuesday 01/09/24 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002
Tuesday 01/16/24 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002
Tuesday 01/23/24 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002
Tuesday 01/30/24 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.1.002


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 telecommunication 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.

Learning outcomes
After completing this class students will be able to:
  • conduct an in-depth business model analysis
  • critically read and make sense of research articles
  • structure complex business problems
  • design and implement practice-oriented research projects

Apart from that, completing this course will contribute to students' abilities to:

  • organize and manage a large-scale project in the field of strategic management and management accounting
  • pursue the project management (PM) activities and master the use of various PM tools
  • structure complex and ill-defined problems
  • apply theoretical knowledge from different fields to find creative hands-on solutions to real-life business problems.
Attendance requirements

In order to successfully pass this course, your absence is limited to 20% of our appointments.

The interim workshop (XXX) and the final presentation (XXX) are compulsory!

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Coachings and training sessions
  • Group discussions about research papers
  • Group assignments
  • Individual (in-group) assignments
  • Practitioner feedback
  • Peer coaching

The course uses a collaborative project- and problem-based learning approach. This implies that students will need to develop solutions to complex questions on an individual and/or group level. To support this process, a mix of instruments will be used: Input lectures/training sessions will provide basic concepts for the next steps, coaching sessions will provide early feedback, and workshops and presentations will demonstrate the ability of students to successfully structure problems and provide meaningful answers. Practitioner input will give students guidance and feedback on their progress.



The final grade of the course will depend on:

  • Interim workshop: 30%
  • Final presentation, incl. peer and project partner evaluations: 60%
  • Participation: 10%

Grading scheme

  • Excellent ≥87,5%
  • Good ≥75,0%
  • Satisfactory ≥62,5%
  • Passing ≥50,0%
  • Fail <50,0%

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Availability of lecturer(s)

contact hours: by appointment

Last edited: 2023-10-02