In spring 2019, this SIM course was offered for the sixth time. Four outstanding companies joined the course as partners: Henkel, Roche, UBS, and Zurich. Like in previous years, the seminar was very successful: Students’ evaluations of the course were outstanding. The students genuinely enjoyed the challenge of working closely and intensively on real business cases with these world-leading companies, and they were very inspired and motivated by the opportunity to develop solutions that have real-world impact. The participating companies were also very satisfied with the course experience. They enjoyed the interactions with the ambitious, talented, and internationally diverse SIM students, and they were impressed with the solutions that they developed for their specific strategic issues. Once again, the SIM students managed to clearly exceed the companies’ (already high) expectations.
Overall, our partner-companies offered the following projects for the SIM student teams to work on: