The Accenture Campus Innovation Challenge is located within the project seminar of the master degree program International Management & Engineering (IWI) and provides a deeper understanding of how to develop a business solution in a real-life setting.
The topic of the challenge changes with each semester and realignes with current interests from business practice. Monthly workshops in collaboration with Accenture have in the past covered the following topics:
- Developing a business case,
- Innovation with design thinking,
- Agile project management,
- Financial assessment of business cases,
- Presentation techniques.
The workshops take place in the summer term, wherein the students apply the gained knowledge to their own group business cases and finally present their solutions to a jury of Senior Accenture Managers. To sucessfully complete the seminar, the students must write a project thesis on the development and financial assessment of their business cases, additionally.
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