Towards the end of the course program, all Part-Time students are required to undertake a 2-credit Integrated Impact Project, normally executed in teams of 3-5 students.
The IIP should start in period 5 the second academic year and can last until end October the same year (May – October) and touches upon societal dimensions.
There are three formal requirements in the IIP:
1. A strategic perspective of a business issue that integrates several functional/disciplinary aspects, e.g., Marketing, Finance, HR/OB, Logistics/Operations, Development/Innovation, etc.
2. Specification of an impact beyond business or organizational objectives, e.g., contributing to a social problem (e.g., exclusion, unemployment, immigration), enhancing sustainability of the business (e.g., reducing environmental impact, greening the supply chain, redesigning products/services), creating a greater good in a local community, addressing minority / discrimination issues, etc.
3. Formal collaboration with a company or an organization, identified, selected and approached by the students themselves. It can very well be the organization in which one of the team members work.
The IIP Flyer is available here.