After 10 weeks of intense work, the Student Business Projects (SBP) team is proud to announce that the 43 student groups (Bachelor Program) have successfully completed this important step in obtaining their diploma.
The summer 2015 session was composed of 17 French section groups and 26 English section groups and the mandates given by the companies were varied as well as diverse. To give some examples, The Foundation Theodora gave the project and mission “Define and develop an event strategy”, Europcar AMAG asked the students to put in place a “Development strategy for their electric Tesla cars in collaboration with hotelleriesuisse for their project Grand tour of Switzerland”, also the airline catering company SERVAIR mandated a group of students to “Develop innovative solutions to increase the efficiency and production of SORI (Société de Restauration Industrielle) with the goal of optimizing revenues”.
SBP work allows all our students to experience real professional life with concrete challenges giving a great learning experience for all concerned.
During the closing ceremony of the 26th of June, 4 SBP groups were recognized for our “SBP awards”, three offered by our sponsor Dorchester Collection and the Learning Department award.
The “Creativity” prize rewards the student group who offered an innovative recommendation, with a memorable final presentation and who ultimately enlarged the client’s original vision.
This prize was won by group 2 (French section) made up of Simon Locher, Carole Pfirter, Géraldine Mottaz, Léa Rascher and Basile Jeandin.
The group worked on a project for EPFL and had the mission to “Reconsider the current offer proposed at the north quarter arcades at EPFL”. This group was coached by Prof. Frédéric Delley and Prof. Sabina Rehmann.
The “Excellence” prize rewards the group of students who surpassed the client’s expectations, showed constant motivation throughout the project and who showed complete professionalism.
This prize was won by group 1 (French section) made up of Nathalie Cruchon, Valentine Eternod, Amarine Vincent, Cécile Demaurex and Maëva Hamann.
The group worked on the project given to them by Tamedia Publications Romandes SA which had the mission to “Develop a sales strategy and adapt the sales structure of Tamedia Publications Romandes SA to better answer the needs and wants of advertisers in Swiss Romande”. This group was coached by Prof. Jamil Hebali and Prof. Karen Earl-Erpelding.
The “Consulting” prize rewards the group of students who proposed long term viable solutions, developed highly useful recommendations and proposed an immediately actionable implementation plan.
This prize was awarded to group 34 (English section) made up of Sarah Ritter, Alessia Dal Santo, Mélanie Wyss, Anna Lindgren and Katharina Leu.
The group worked on the project proposed by TWO SPICE AG and had the mission to “Develop a quick service Asian food concept for the Bern train station”.
This group was coached by Prof. Ian Millar and Prof. Alain Najar.
The Learning department’s prize was awarded to group 32 (English section) for the overall quality of their work and recommendation, their commitment and professionalism towards their client Nestlé Nespresso SA.
This group was made up of Sam Tsai, Audrey Shiu, Trevor Vogt, Rafaela Scheinmann and WanLing Kwek and had the mission to “Develop the “Ultimate Coffee Experience” in the fine dining environment by creating value for the various actors in the coffee service ritual”.
This group was coached by Prof. Christine Demen Meier and Prof. Alain Najar.
The SBP team would like to once more thank all the faculty coaches for their work and commitment as well as everybody who supported and helped our students with their projects.