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 kick-off (04. & 06.10.2023), as well as the E&I Touchdown event (22.01.2024). 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.
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 hour. Each team individually schedules a time slot with the lecturer within the time period of
- November 2 - 3, 2023
- November 29 - December 1, 2023
- January 10 - 12, 2024
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
- December 11 - 15, 2023 (mid-term presentation)
- January 23 - 30, 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
- January 19, 2024 (at the institute)
Except for the 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.
Information for E&I students taking a semester abroad that starts in January
Participating in this course despite going on an exchange semester in the last month of the course is perfectly fine and does not hinder students from taking the course. We always make sure to counterbalance the absence by distributing the workload in a fair and reasonable manner among all team members in advance.