Business Consultancy Assignment | Elective

Doing a Business Consultancy Assignment while studying at Viaa 

Would you like to gain practical work experience with a real business or non-profit organisation during your study period in the Netherlands? Would you like to work on a real-life business question, under the supervision of your business professor and in close cooperation with an experienced business professional in the field? Then this Business Consultancy Assignment course is the right course for you. 

Why Viaa?

Our Dutch and international students’ value Viaa for its small-scale and Christian profile, offering high-quality and practice-oriented education. Due to its size you as a student will benefit from an individual learning approach, small learning groups and personal contacts. From day one you will build new connections with teachers and fellow students, for life.  

Located in Zwolle, Viaa is within half-a-day travel distance by train from large European cities, like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Brussels, and Paris.   

Planning & prerequisites

The Business Consultancy Assignment course is a second or third-year course where it is recommended to have followed a basic introduction to research methodologies. It is best to take this course in combination with the Viaa Business Exchange programme. This course will be offered during the spring semester of each academic year. 

What you will learn

During the Business Consultancy Assignment course at Viaa, you learn to define the organisation’s research question. You set up a research plan and perform the (field) research, together with the students in your group. You learn how to write a research report, and to present your findings to the organisation. During the course, you will have instruction meetings with your class, group meetings with the supervisor. At the end of the course, you present your research findings during a meeting with the organisation and your classmates. 

What our students would like to share with you

“During the business programme we were given three practical projects to work on in three different countries: Netherlands, Germany, and Romania. It was very interesting to see how the culture had a huge effect on how each country conducts business.” – Neila Kinsman, SPICE alumna 2018 

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