Field Project

Capstone Field Project

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The capstone field project is an individual consulting assignment. It is a truly integrative element of the program, which allows you to operationalize the knowledge you have gained and equips you with commercially relevant practical training.

If you are an organization looking to host a field project, please contact MSc in Finance Director Peter Szilagyi

The field project can be completed in two ways:

  • you do the project with your current organization, if you are already employed or hold an internship
  • you are assigned to an organization as an external consultant, to work on a real business issue that would usually require the services of a consulting firm.

The project may be hosted by any organization including startups, institutional investors, large corporates, advisories, consultancies, charities, government institutions.

The project is owned and governed by you, with the help of an academic supervisor and a project sponsor assigned by your host. You are responsible for all aspects of the project, including

  • working with the project sponsor to develop, refine and execute a project plan
  • understanding key models and concepts, and developing appropriate problem solving methods
  • presenting and critically evaluating your key findings, and proposing actionable decision options
  • maintaining a rich and stable working relationship with the project sponsor, and behaving by the ethical norms of professional consultants both during and after the project.

The project may be a finance assignment of any type, including

  • financial planning and valuation for a new venture
  • financial performance and strategy review for a company, business unit or product
  • analyzing and comparing investment or financing options
  • improving financial processes, working capital management, cost allocation, reporting
  • risk management benchmarking and best practice analysis
  • financial valuation and modelling.

The best projects tackle problems that are complex, challenging, important to your host, and feasible within the project timeline. The aim is to create a project that answers a real need, makes the best possible use of your skills, and serves your career ambitions going forward.


  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

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