Consulting

As a management consultancy at the University of St. Gallen, we bring business know-how to where impact is created and help promising ideas to succeed.

Services - Consulting Services - Target groups

We believe that sustainable businesses are the key to a better future for our society and environment. We want to strengthen this positive impact by supporting sustainably oriented organisations in business management issues. Student Impact is the student consultancy at the University of St. Gallen, which was founded in 2012 with the vision of creating value for companies, students, and society & the environment.

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Quality

Company

Our members are trained in various counselling topics through several workshops and numerous coaching sessions. Through additional mentoring events with renowned consulting companies, members learn relevant approaches and tools.

We offer sustainable companies advice on economic topics.

Project teams (6-7 advisors) of Bachelor and Master students work on the projects over three months with a high level of commitment (30-40%), supported by an extensive educational programme.

Quality

Our members are trained in various counselling topics through several workshops and numerous coaching sessions. Through additional mentoring events with renowned consulting companies, members learn relevant approaches and tools.

Company

We offer sustainable companies advice on economic topics.

Project teams (6-7 advisors) of Bachelor and Master students work on the projects over three months with a high level of commitment (30-40%), supported by an extensive educational programme.

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Diversity & Innovation

Students

At Student Impact, students from bachelor's to doctoral programmes from different fields of study are involved. These mixed teams create a valuable diversity that leads to new, innovative opportunities.

We offer students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in practice and thus contribute to sustainability.

Students also benefit from a wide range of training opportunities and an active network of students, young professionals and company representatives.

Diversity & Innovation

At Student Impact, students from bachelor's to doctoral programmes from different fields of study are involved. These mixed teams create a valuable diversity that leads to new, innovative opportunities.

Students

We offer students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in practice and thus contribute to sustainability.

Students also benefit from a wide range of training opportunities and an active network of students, young professionals and company representatives.

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Interaction

Society & Environment

From the beginning, clients are actively integrated into the project work and collaborate closely with the consulting team. Through a weekly exchange and various workshops with the team, an optimal project outcome can be achieved.

We provide solutions to social and environmental challenges by amplifying the impact of sustainable enterprises.

Interaction

From the beginning, clients are actively integrated into the project work and collaborate closely with the consulting team. Through a weekly exchange and various workshops with the team, an optimal project outcome can be achieved.

Society & Environment

We provide solutions to social and environmental challenges by amplifying the impact of sustainable enterprises.

Strategy and Business Model Development

We support our clients’ strategic projects with professional know-how and innovative ideas. Examples include the market entry of a start-up, the analysis and integration of new business fields into existing structures, the support of a change management process or the initiation of succession planning. We support clients with the necessary analyses, the development of strategy options and the operational preparation for the implementation of the specific strategy.

Our range of services includes, among others:

  • Elaboration of the corporate vision
  • Determination of strategic success positions, analysis of strengths and weaknesses
  • Market, sector and competitor analysis, identification of opportunities and threats as well as possibilities for risk avoidance or reduction
  • Customer segmentation and identification of customer needs, analysis of sales figures and sales volumes
  • Development of appropriate strategies and strategic thrusts based on developed future scenarios
  • Development of operational strategy implementation with checklists, timetables and milestones
  • Support in the preparation of operationalisation

Business and Financial Planning

Business and financial plans are important tools for entrepreneurs, be it for the implementation of a business idea in the market, as a basis for cooperation with partners and investors or as a control mechanism in everyday business operations. We support our clients in the development or revision of business and financial plans by critically reflecting on important topics and addressing them where in-depth analyses are necessary.

Our range of services includes, among others:

  • Concretisation of a business idea into a functioning business model
  • Product and portfolio analysis, further development possibilities and innovation ideas
  • Development of business plans and investor decks for internal and external stakeholders
  • Reflection of the strategic thrust in financial plans
  • Turnover and profitability calculation, identification of financing gaps to be closed
  • Identification of strategic and operational partners, controlling structures and potential consultant

Marketing Concept

It is not always directly obvious how the own company positions itself in the market, who the target groups of products or service offers are and how the specific customer groups can be effectively addressed. We support our clients in deriving the optimal market positioning, identifying their customer segments and developing innovative marketing concepts in order to optimally reach the relevant customer groups.

Our range of services includes, among others:

  • Determining the uniqueness of the business idea as a marketing basis and corresponding branding characterisation.
  • Customer segmentation and development of customer profiles to identify (unconscious) customer needs
  • Development of innovative marketing/communication options with appropriate channels
  • Derivation of a suitable pricing strategy to exploit the willingness to pay on the market
  • Conception and structuring of the online presence

Structural and Process Optimisations

Efficient structures and suitable processes are central to a company’s success and require regular review and constant further development. We advise our clients in identifying the organisational structures that are appropriate for them, in developing a consistent and effective corporate system and in developing efficient processes within the company as well as along the entire value chain.

Our range of services includes, among others:

  • Analysis of functions, responsibilities, tasks and processes along the value chain
  • Analysis of production facilities, possible capacities, storage facilities and supplier cooperations
  • Definition of efficient process flows along the value chain and corresponding responsibilities
  • Development of suitable organisational, management and employee structures and responsibilities
  • Analysis of strategic and operational partners, controlling structures and complementary consultants

Our clients come from a wide range of sectors, but they all have in common the integration of sustainability in their business models and the promotion of sustainable business.



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Many thanks for the perfect cooperation! The Student Impact team supported us with a lot of verve, methodological competence and sound research work. We will gladly continue to use the results. We can only recommend working with Student Impact.

Alexander Stritz

Abonax AG

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Anyone who thinks that the level of professionalism or competence should be expected to be lower among students is sorely mistaken. The Student Impact team was always at the highest level in terms of communication, content development as well as document delivery and made recommendations tailored to us in terms of strategy as well as implementation and communication plan.

Luca Serratore

Bereich G

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It was an exciting and inspiring collaboration at eye level with Student Impact. The students have engaged creatively with a lot of motivation and honest interest. The result of the project is very helpful for the further development of SINGA and has exceeded our expectations!

Seraina Soldner

SINGA Schweiz

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 The Student Impact Team engaged critically and constructively with our business philosophy and provided valuable input. It felt more like the members were part of the Muntagnard team. Very pleasant to work with with numerous good and valuable inputs as well as outputs. Gladly again!

Dario Pirovino

Muntagnard

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The critical questions and different perspectives have opened our eyes and shown us new approaches to solutions. The Student Impact team has been very responsive to our needs and has worked out concrete solutions with a lot of effort and care, which we can now implement.

Laura Mosimann

Défi Vélo

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It is great to see how much heart and soul the team puts into the project work and it is clearly noticeable in the result and cooperation. Student Impact has managed to think outside the box, to respond flexibly to our needs and to bring creative and feasible ideas to the table.

Cristina Moreiras

mm1

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We have benefited greatly from the cooperation with Student Impact. A highly motivated team of high potentials accompanied us through the project and we were very impressed by the professionalism and the structured, analytical and solution-oriented way of working of the Student Impact team.

Armand Colard

ESG Plus

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I can recommend working with Student Impact without reservation. The members were highly motivated at all times and excelled in a very independent way of working. Student Impact is definitely an enrichment and I have greatly appreciated their tireless efforts!

Martin Meier

Raumgleiter

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The cooperation with Student Impact was highly professional. The student consultancy team did an excellent job of dealing with the complex task and came up with very exciting solutions in a short time. I can highly recommend Student Impact.

Moritz Loock

Newtility

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Working with Student Impact has shown me how to close gaps in the area of business for my HOUSE OF AIM project. The team was always highly motivated and worked 100% on my requirements so that I can fully use the results.

Annette Kres

HOUSE OF AIM