Management consulting is the individual analysis and solution of problems and issues by means of interaction between a client and persons or consulting organisations who are in the main external and independent. The challenges and opportunities are subjected to review and scrutiny in the form of a project and utilising appropriate consulting methods and tools. Management consulting is that content area of consulting which focuses on the particular organisational type embodied by an enterprise and which deals with questions of business economics while at the same time also considering aspects arising from organisational psychology and change management. Even though business-based projects account for the greatest part of the consulting tasks undertaken, corresponding services are increasingly being provided to other organisational types (for example public authorities, international organisations, non-profit organisations). Consulting services are also being performed to an ever larger extent within an organisation (in-house consulting or internal consulting).

The CAS Management Consulting (CAS – MC) course teaches the fundamental knowledge required for the consulting process as well as the skills of utilising consulting methods and tools.

NB: It is possible to attend a post-graduate EMBA programme and to transfer the credits obtained in this CAS course (in as far as the conditions for admission have been fulfilled) as the course content is essentially identical to the specialist subject of Management Consulting in the EMBA Programme.

Head of Department:

Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Reineke, Dr. Vu The Dung

Training program:

Number of ECTS acquired with the CAS MC: 15 ECTS       


Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 3



Introduction to International Management Consulting




Prof. Dr. Rolf. Dieter Reineke

Consulting Process         





Nicolai Andler

Dr. Soenke Friderich

Change Management





Nicolai Andler

Business Process Reengineering





Prof. Dr. Rolf. Dieter Reineke

Communication skills in Consulting





Dr. Vu The Dung

Living case study








Language: English

Requirement of completion:

  1. Written examination: 60 minutes
  2. Living case study
  3. Instruction for written examination

60 – minute -  written examination at the end of the course of studies. This is a close/open book examination and includes all the lectures of the course.

The assessment of the student’ performance to be demonstrated in the credit records is effected in accordance with the Swiss grading system 6.0…1.0, whereby 6.0 is the best grade and half grade are permitted.

With grades between 6.0 and 4.0 a credit record is deemed to have been passed, with grades between 3.5 and 1.0 a credit record is deemed to have been failed.

The assessment of the student’ performance to be demonstrated in the credit records is effected in accordance with the Swiss grading system as follows:

94 – 100

= 6.0

83 – 93

= 5.5

72 – 82

= 5.0

61 – 71

= 4.5

50 – 60

= 4.0

40 – 49

= 3.0

27 – 39

= 2.0

00 - 26

= 1.0


  1. Instruction for living case study
  2. Objectives

The course of studies is a practically oriented course on an academic basis. It teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to assume demanding positions in business management and consulting as well as to undertake leading assignments in business and administration.

The students are to provide evidence of their ability to deal with a problem in business economics or management consulting independently and in an appropriate manner as well as to give a clear description of the results within a specified time. In addition, they will learn how to put theory into practice. The minimum requirement for the master thesis is a grade of 4.0

Project type:

Students should identify their own project, usually in cooperation with the company they are working with. Or they join a project of one of their class-mates in the CAS. Students work usually in teams of 2 or 3 students per living case study. They should apply the methods and tools which have been taught in the CAS at a practical (real) case.

The project should be management related and should cover a typical task of management consultants:

  1. Can be an ongoing project. In this case the project work should only support the “real” project and should be organized as a separate workstream. This is to avoid that student work is affected in case that the main project is postponed and changed.
  2. Can be also a project that is suggested by the students. The project may cover a future challenge of the company.
  • In both cases there should be a real interest in the project by the company that is reflected in its readiness to put resources (mainly time for interviews etc.) in the project.


A team should consist of two or three members, with each member ideally from a different company

Each team may select a team leader, who is acting as a liaison to both the company that is hosting the project and to HCMUT


  • A Project Proposal is to be submitted to Prof. Reineke / HCMUT latest 10 days after the first lecture. The proposal should have 3 to 5 pages and follow a basic structure that will be given to the students.
  • Approval or change request by Prof. Reineke / HCMUT
  • Final approval of companies and Prof. Reineke / HCMUT
  • Initial data collection by project groups
  • Further analysis, data collection and development of to-be concept.
  • Draft Report to Prof. Reineke / HCMUT one week before last lecture.
  • Final report one week after last lecture, together with presentation.
  • Presentation two weeks after last lecture; oral and written feedback / assessment.
  • Presentation at companies based on case by case agreement.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Goal and goal orientation
  • Coherence
  • Approach, holistic viewpoint
  • Quality of theoretical framework and practical application / solution
  • Meeting of basic academic standards


The supervision is offered by the tutor who should be acquainted with academic work at Master level.

Time expenditure:

The case study runs mainly in parallel to the lectures from the beginning of the course. The total duration for this course of studies is around 7 months.

Completion and submission:

The thesis is submitted to MCI Office – HCMUT: 2 hardcopies and soft copy

The living case study shall be submitted in English language.

The study director shall determine the deadlines for submitting the subject proposal nd the completed thesis.

Extension of competion period:

The period allowed for completing the thesis may be extended in substantiated and exceptional cases. An application for such an extension is to be made to the study Director in writing and requires explicit approval, Not meeting the deadline is considered as failed unless an extension has been granted in writing by the study directors before reaching the deadline.


In the case of the thesis being rejected (i.e. given a fail grade), the student shall be entitled to resubmit once within 7 months after the Board of Management’s decision.


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