UK Consultancy Project

UKC projects can come from any business area and any sector, and can be UK-focused or international in scope. The only criteria are that your business issue requires a data driven solution, and students are not required to travel outside the UK.

Why do a UK Consulting project?

  • More than 800 hours of intensive work from five MBAs
  • An average of seven days support by a world class tutor
  • A consultancy project worth £35,000 in equivalent consultancy fees
  • The opportunity to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with Alliance MBS in the future
  • The chance to contribute to global business education.

What will it cost?

Typical costs are less then £1,000. This includes a project fee of £500 to cover administration costs, plus students' travel within the UK and other expenses.

What is the process?

Step 1 - Agreement in principle to undertake a UK Consultancy Project (N.B. you are under no obligation to proceed with a project, and you are free to pull out of a project at any stage.)

Step 2 - Develop project brief
Whether you have clearly defined objectives and deliverables, or just a vague idea of the issue you need addressing, we can help you develop a brief that will give you the outcome you want.

Step 3 - Submit brief to students
All project briefs are posted on our secure, password-protected intranet. Student teams will choose up to three projects to bid for your project could be chosen by up to 12 teams - or none.

Step 4 - Make a shortlist
If your project has been chosen by one or more teams, you will be sent bidding documents that set out the way each team proposes to approach your project. You need to select a shortlist (maximum three teams) for interview.

Step 5 - Choose your team
Each of your selected teams presents their project proposal to you. This is your chance to quiz them on their ideas and methods and see how they work as a team. You then make an offer to the team you think will best suit your requirements. Remember: your first choice team might have accepted another offer, so you may decide to make an offer to your second, or even third, choice. (N.B. Interviews, and subsequent meetings, can be conducted remotely via videoconferencing/Skype if you are based outside the UK.)

Step 6 - Begin your project
It is up to you how much time you commit during the project but we recommend regular dialogue to check the team's progress and discuss any issues. The more time you put in, the better outcome you'll get.

Step 7 - Get the results
Your student team will present the outcomes of their research to you. This will be followed up with a formal report. You will be asked for your feedback on the project as part of our commitment to continually improving the UKC Project for future clients and students.

Schedule and time commitment


End January

Late February

Late February

March -June

Early June



Agree brief and submit to Alliance MBS

Receive bids from students
Choose shortlist

Teams pitch to clients
Make an offer to preferred team
Possible second round bidding if all teams not assigned

Project in progress

Final presentations

Receive final report

Time commitment (approx)

4 hours

2 hours

4-8 hours

1 hour per week

2 hours

Client testimonials

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