The Hands-On (hereinafter – the Project) is an optional module for second-year master’s students of the KTU School of Economics and Business and other stakeholders (students of other KTU faculties, ECIU network students, and business representatives), who intend to deepen the competencies of socio-economic assessment, strategic management, organizational design, project management, change management, and investment evaluation.
The scope of the project is 15 ECTS credits.
The result of the project is a consulting project prepared to solve a real challenge formulated by the organization. Business leaders (KTU alumni) become mentors and provide feedback to students. Students who choose this Project have the opportunity to test non-standard OUT OF THE BOX strategic solutions in a real situation, gain experience working in interdisciplinary TOP management teams (simulation), develop personal leadership, and strengthen their professional portfolio.
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How is student selection done?
The selection of project participants (students) is carried out in the spring semester of the first academic year – March 10-20. The selection conditions specify the quotas of the direction, the names of the organizations, and the challenges they propose, corresponding to one of the six thematics of the Project. In the University’s Academic Information System (AIS), a student can only choose a topic that corresponds to his field of study and apply for it. The criterion for the selection of students is the arithmetic average of the first semester of studies. The number of students in each study programme is limited.
After the selection, the Project teams are formed in random order. If an incomplete team of students is formed, the members of the Project are assigned to another formed team. These steps are taken before the Project Module studies begin. Once the studies begin, the organization becomes a mentor for the teams that have chosen the topics it provides. After the selection, students can no longer refuse to participate in the Project.
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