Through a variety of consulting formats, EHL students provide innovative and applicable solutions for many business challenges. Based on the organization's needs, the student consulting projects can be mandated to groups of Bachelor or Master degree students, always coached by faculty members of our School.  Examples include:


  • Business plans
  • Market research
  • Marketing & sales strategies
  • Restaurant digitalization
  • Hotel & restaurant concepts
  • Digitalization of customer touch-points
  • Customer loyalty programs
  • Sustainable business events & products
  • Financial feasibility studies
  • Flagship boutique concepts

Student Business Projects (SBP)

A team of senior bachelor’s degree students will work full-time on your specific mandate under the guidance of a dedicated EHL faculty coach and with the support of a pool of EHL experts. Following a rigorous methodology, the student team will deliver a professional report that will include their research findings as well as a series of concrete and actionable recommendations.

  • Team: 6 students from the final semester of the Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality Management
  • Duration: 9 weeks, full-time (2 sessions per year: in April and November)
  • Deliverables: According to brief

CSR Student Business Project

Contributing to EHL Group’s strategic priority, Corporate Social Responsibility, EHL introduces Corporate Social Responsibility Student Business Project (CSR SBP), enabling students to contribute and give back to their community.

More precisely, these SBPs aim to underpin a local effort to improve the environment or society while maintaining an economic approach. In this vein, companies applying for a “CSR SBP” must be based in Switzerland and must have some link to the school , meaning being part of the hospitality industry or share common ground in terms of sustainable development, innovation, a societal issue, etc.

Each semester, one CSR SBP will be granted to an organization free of charge, following a selection process by an EHL commission.

Should you be interested in benefiting from a CSR SBP, please click below to learn more about the terms and conditions and to submit your application.

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Other Types of Student Consulting Projects

Tailor-Made Class Projects

Your business projects can be assigned to an entire class or several teams of students guided by faculty members. This tailored approach allows for multiple creative approaches within a short time frame, with fresh, out-of-the-box ideas to develop an innovative strategy.

  • Team: 5- 50 students
  • Duration: 1-4 weeks
  • Deliverables: According to brief

Academic Business Project

Teams of students from the global master degree work on your project while gathering international and regional insights from their courses in Switzerland, Hong Kong and the USA. Working from a brief, the methodology often includes a site visit for students to gain deeper understanding of your processes and operations, so they can provide solutions with maximum relevance.

  • Team: 4 Students from the Master's in Global Hospitality Business
  • Duration: 10 Months
  • Deliverables: According to brief

Executive MBA Capstone

The EMBA Capstone projects engage a small team of students to address your project needs over a 9-month period. Drawing on their previous business experience, and faculty coaching, they apply the academic tools for research and analysis from their program to devise applicable solutions.

  • Team: 1-4 Students from the EMBA
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Deliverables: According to brief

CEO Challenge

CEO Challenges give organizations the opportunity to gain insights from teams of EMBA students to generate innovative ideas to solve complex business issues. The project format structures a short, intense collaboration for a quick turnaround from launch to completion.

  • Team: 2-4 students from the EMBA program
  • Duration: 3-4 weeks
  • Deliverables: According to brief

Get in Touch

Do you need help to develop your business or create a new one?

Contact us and we will discuss your ideas and expectations, and determine whether EHL student consulting can provide the solution to your needs.

By giving EHL students the opportunity to work on a mission for your company, you allow them to test their skills and creativity in a real professional context.

In exchange we offer you the professionalism, rigor and spirit of innovation of the students and faculty of EHL.  Take advantage of the extra brains who will put their creativity and energy at the service of your company.