Towards the end of the study program, all Part-Time students are required to undertake a 2-credit (4 ECTS) graduation project, the Integrated Impact Project (IIP).
The IIP should start latest in period 5 the second academic year and can last until end October the same year (May – October), and is normally executed in teams of 3-5 students.
There are three requirements on the IIPs:
- The project should adopt a strategic perspective on a business issue that integrates several functional/disciplinary aspects, e.g., Marketing, Finance, HR/OB, Logistics, Operations, Product/Service Development, IT/IS implementation.
- The specifications and outcomes of the project should have an impact beyond the operational day-to-day activities of the company or organization. As such, it would normally involve some element of innovation, new business development, change and/or transformation, which corresponds to the impact that the results of the project will have on the company/organization. It can relate to new products or services, new markets, change of business model, digitalization, transformation towards more sustainable operations, etc. Topics related to enhancing sustainability of the business (e.g., reducing environmental impact, greening the supply chain, redesigning products/services) are particularly encouraged.
- There should be a 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 in parallel to studying in the Part Time program.
The IIP Flyer is available here.