The Business Innovation Programme is designed to offer you the opportunity to gain invaluable experience of working on a real-life business issue put forward by local businesses or not-for-profit organisations.
This is an opportunity to develop your business acumen, team working and problem solving skills by working on an 8 week project during term-time, in either Semester 1 or 2. Although the amount of effort to put in is your choice, typically students spend approximately 4-6 hours per week for the duration.
The Business Innovation Programme is supported by IBM, who facilitate the training programme prior to projects commencing.
Applications for Semester 2 of the 2016/17 Academic Year are now open! Please see below for further details on how to apply.
Because of the programme I have been able to secure a graduate scheme placement with FDM, an IT solutions company, as a business consultant. Without the programme I do not think that I would have even considered applying to work for FDM.
Taking part in the Business Innovation Programme has a number of benefits including:
*Upon completion of the project, the University makes a contribution of £250 towards any expenses you may have incurred.
To participate in the Business Innovation Programme, you will need to complete an application form explaining why you wish to take part in the programme.
If your application is successful, the programme will involve the following:
A prerequisite of the programme is that students attend training sessions facilitated by IBM to prepare you for your project. This will include an introduction to key business issues and market research. Please note, this is compulsory and failure to attend will result in you being excluded from the programme.
If you have any queries regarding the Business Innovation Programme, please contact us:
Telephone: 023 8059 3501
Business Innovation Programme Coordinator: Victoria Turner
Click on the button below to apply. Select the 'Business Innovation Programme' tab at the top of the page.
Applications open on Monday 24th October and close on Wednesday 7th December.