~Oxford Based Charity to help MBA Students with Hands on Consulting Work Experience~
Earthwatch Institute (Europe) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Saïd Business School to help students develop core consulting skills. As part of a new elective for the MBA programme entitled The Essentials of Management Consulting, teams of students have been commissioned by six leading organisations, one of which is Earthwatch Institute (Europe), to apply their consulting skills in addressing particular company issues.
"Many of our students were extremely interested in working with an international NGO. Social entrepreneurship is a growing trend and increasingly business educators are incorporating the discipline into their curriculum," said, Professor Tim Morris of Saïd Business School. "We are very pleased to be working with Earthwatch Institute (Europe), a global leader in environmental conservation, research, and education, and we're certain this will be an excellent learning experience for our students."
The team of six students have been commissioned by Earthwatch Institute (Europe) to carry out a market assessment to identify which European markets would be the most attractive propositions to recruit individual supporters most cost-effectively, and to understand what the best route to market would be. The students will present a report of recommendations, upon which they will academically be assessed, while adding real practical value to the organisation.
"This project will enable these MBA students to make a direct contribution to the social sector internationally," said Clare Marl, Head of Communications at Earthwatch Institute (Europe). "We look forward to working with the Saïd Business school students in expanding and understanding our strategic options and confidently tackling our next steps of growth."
The partnership project will run for three months beginning May 2005.
About Saïd Business School
- Established in 1996 the Saïd Business School is Europe's newest and fastest growing business schools. An integral part of Oxford University, the School embodies the academic rigour and forward thinking that has made Oxford a world leader in education. The school is dedicated to developing a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs and conducting research not only into the nature of business, but the connections between business and the wider world. In the Financial Times ranking of business schools (Jan 05), Saïd maintained its number one ranking for a one-year MBA programme in the UK. This achievement closely followed the School's success in HM Treasury's ranking of the top 50 MBA programmes in the world, where it finished number one out of all the UK business schools. In the recent university league table published by The Guardian, Saïd ranked first of all UK universities for business with a score of 94 out of a possible 100.