Company Analysis

Real-life student consulting project 1, supervised teamwork

Test the fitness of your company and find out whether, why and what kinds of change measures might be needed within your business or institution. Take advantage of external expertise and obtain a methodologically sound overview and assessment of your organisation.

Predefined project scope

The following analyses are performed for all projects, based on «KMU*STAR» methodology:  

  • Situation analysis 
    Analysis of the business and its environment within the period of “yesterday to today” with regard to the following sub-topics: History, business concept, products/markets (strategic business units), business development, competitive position, skills/resources for all corporate functions, financials/results.
  • Outlook analysis 
    Analysis of the company and its environment (e.g. industry) within the period of “tomorrow to the day after tomorrow” with regard to the following sub-topics: General trends, plans made, market development, success factors, development of competition, business potential, skills/resource requirements.
  • SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
    Summary of situation and outlook analysis
  • Small-scale customer satisfaction analysis
    Telephone survey of around 30 customers incl. prior development of research design and questionnaire 
  • Optional strategic directions 
  • Program of operational measures
    showing how directions can be implemented at operational level


Company Analysis
Student input
Number of team members: 4 to 6 students
Total commitment: approx. 800 hours
Full-time students in semester: 3rd semester
Lecturer input
Whole-group seminars: 14 hours
Project coach: 50 hours
Statistics coach: 1.5 hours
IT coach: 3 hours
Final report: 60 pages, plus management summary and appendices
Final presentation: to client at the FHS
Confidentiality: all data belong to the client and are treated confidentially
Language: German
Fixed dates
Start: mid-September
End: beginning of January
Duration: 14 weeks
Nomination: not possible
Flat rate: CHF 800 (excl. VAT) payable to the WTT-FHS
Expenses: approx. CHF 500 (as incurred) payable to students

Suitable for

Small businesses from all sectors in Eastern Switzerland.

The real-life student consulting project prompted us to undertake a thorough review of our existing management documents and to scrutinise and evolve our plans for the future. During the mutually beneficial collaboration, feasible approaches to solutions were developed, particularly in the area of organisational development. The project initiated some positive improvements in our organisation.

Stefan Müller, Proprietor & Managing Director S. Müller Holzbau AG, Wil