Amsterdam Research Project (ARP) • Participants

  • Pillar: Social / Career / Academic / Skills
  • Workload: 8-12 hours per week
  • Time: October – 1st week of July

The Amsterdam Research Project is an elite, international research project that is organized and coordinated by students and professors of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam School of Business and Economics & Study Association Aureus. The ARP committee consists of five committee members from Aureus. Their task is to coordinate the entire project and select the participants good enough to be part of the consulting team. Together with ± 15 selected SBE Master’s students, who all have their own specialization, they conduct research for well-known international companies.

This project offers both SMEs and multinationals the opportunity to conduct tailor-made research in a foreign country performed by a group of highly-skilled students. Previous projects have successfully delivered over 100 projects in more than 15 countries, such as Brazil, China, Vietnam, South-Africa, Mexico, and Colombia. This year, the project will go to the Philippines!

What do I learn as an ARP committee member?

During the project, you will learn how to be a consultant in a research project abroad as well as learn valuable communication and writing skills. Next to that, you will acquire a consultancy assignment appointed by companies. This is followed by desk research in preparation for the 5 weeks of field research abroad. The end result is a consultancy report that provides well-funded answers and recommendations to the research question. During this process, you will be supervised by two professors of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam with specialized market knowledge and experience. The Amsterdam Research Project is a perfect opportunity to develop yourself in a variety of ways and to make friends for life with your fellow consultants!

What is in it for me?

  • Go abroad for 5 weeks to the Philippines
  • Gain relevant, international consulting experience
  • Enhance your resume and stand out
  • Make friends for life with your fellow consultants
  • Earn 6 ECTS for participating (selected Master’s only)
  • Get the opportunity to discover a foreign country
  • Receive training from top consultancy firms
  • Develop yourself!