Skip to main content

Henley Business School Students Enjoy Study Visit to Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw Study Visit 2019 mtime20190516151258

The trip, which was organised by Keith Heron and Dr Liz Houldsworth, was also attended by students on the International Human Resources Management module and provided them with a hands-on, real-life consultancy experience by working in teams with students from the Wroclaw University of Economics. Throughout the week students attended talks across a broad range of different topics, such as business value propositions and how to understand customer's needs.

The students were given the chance to engage and consult entrepreneurs to deepen their understanding of different business operations and the ever-changing challenges faced by businesses. The main objective in these consultations was to assist entrepreneurs in finding a sustainable way to monetise, commercialise and develop a new marketing strategy to take their operations into the next level. The students worked in their teams to develop ideas about valuable solutions to the problems raised by the different businesses and then presented their solutions and strategies to entrepreneurs from numerous sectors (including technology, pharmaceuticals and retailing).

The final part of the trip required students to consult several design-related startups in the Design University. This exposed them further, to a new type of business sector, which helped open their eyes to an even broader set of different problems within businesses.

Amer Nahouli, a student who attended the trip, commented about his view of the experience: "Students developed a real appreciation for the importance of the skills practiced in the group work. Excellent communication skills and the ability to exchange intelligence with people from different cultures, backgrounds and languages are key skills to possess, especially if students are to succeed in the newly developing and interconnected world in which we live."

Published 16 May 2019

You might also like

Student-led Business Society launches start-up consultancy programme

2 November 2020
The University of Reading's Business Society has successfully launched a start-up consultancy programme, providing students with free support with any new business ventures.
Department news

How to build a business: Henley Summer Start-Up Boot Camp 2023

4 July 2023
Hosted by Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCfE) and led by the Rebel Business School's founder and CEO Simon Paine and Head of Customer Experience and Facilitator Halima Salim, here are five top tips for building your business from the Boot Camp for entrepreneurs.
Department news

New research shows studying an MBA significantly improves women’s career capital

3 November 2022
Findings from Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth's research suggest the MBA could be key in improving gender equality.
Henley news