Every business has times when they need a skilled resource for a short period e.g. to investigate an initiative or research and remedy an issue. Usually employees have limited time to spare on these projects or the budget is not available to hire staff.

The Executive Company Project is a resource that businesses can utilise for exactly this situation. Master’s students are equipped with significant skills that are useful to businesses e.g. social media, financial analysis, business process re-engineering, digital marketing, customer and competitor intelligence and analysis, international trade, project and risk management.

Leicester Castle Business School offers organisations an opportunity to benefit from the skills and perspective of a master’s student, at no cost, whilst also providing valuable work experience.

Executive Company Projects are an alternative to a traditional theory-based dissertation, giving students the chance to apply their knowledge and experience to a real specific business issue.

Executive Company Project students are available from February to April and from June to August (with an option to extend the project to six months) and are offered in two forms:


  • An on-site ‘Internship’ where the student conducts business research tasks at the business premises
  • A ‘Consultative’ project which is conducted remotely, enabled via Skype, email and telephone

  Executive Company Projects brochure – Sept 16


Would you like a Masters student, trained in the latest business skills to work on your project?

Send an email to pg.businessecp@dmu.ac.uk confirming your interest in one or more students to support your business projects.