Flinders New Venture Institute

  • nvi@flinders.edu.au
  • (08) 8201 7928
  • Level 2, 1284 South Road Tonsley SA 5042

    Flinders Enterprise Consulting

    Industry expert

    Business projects
    tackled by students


    Welcome to Flinders Enterprise Consulting!

    Flinders Enterprise Consulting (FEC) allocates your business with a team of high performing Flinders University business students, who work on delivering a solution for your organisation’s challenge.

    How do businesses partner with Flinders Enterprise Consulting?

    In an ideal world, ahead of every project, program, service, process or initiative, businesses would perform extensive research and testing before launch.  

    We know that not every business has the time or capital to work with a big name advisory firm to make that happen. Flinders Enterprise Consulting uses the brightest business minds from Flinders University to explore your challenge, test different solutions and present a game plan – for much less money, but with the same service and delivery you would get from the experts. To make sure, we pair the student teams with mentors and advisory boards so your project is delivered to a standard worthy of the Big Four!

    How FEC works to get the best result for your business

    Project Executives:

    Each student team works with a dedicated Project Executive: an industry professional with plenty of experience. Their role is to direct, support, offer recommendations, oversee the students work and ensure client deliverables.

    Advisory Board:

    An Advisory Board made up of consultants from PwC review the student team recommendations and offer feedback at two key stages during the program. This ensures the team working on your project deliver a high quality solution in the form of an insightful report and presentation for you to execute.

    At a glance, the Flinders Enterprise Consulting program gives you access to:

    • Up to 15 people working on your challenge
    • Application of the latest research in the field to your industry
    • Guidance from industry-leading professionals
    • Feedback that offers you a direct competitive advantage
    • You will also receive a complete report, and a full presentation, at the end of the program.

    Want to see how it works from beginning to end? The Port Pirie Regional Council came with a specific challenge for their student team and were surprised with the results.

    Discover how FEC students were able to deliver significant outcomes for the Port Pirie Regional Council

    Apply to have your project in FEC: Places are limited!

    Applications are open for 2020 – starting March 2nd. Submit your project and tell us more about the challenge you’d like our student teams to work through on the link below. 

    Gain an edge on other graduates when you go through FEC as a business student

    Working with world-class mentors on real-world challenges from South Australian businesses gives you the practical learning your business degree needs. Go into the workforce with confidence and learn the process from the ground up, outside of a textbook.

    Over the course of a semester, your project team will: 


    • Define a business challenge
    • Conduct a complete analysis and assessment of the organisation and challenge
    • Conduct client briefings and progress meetings 
    • Write a report that offers robust recommendations
    • Deliver a full presentation to your business at the end of the program.

    Have questions?

    If you’re an interested student and you’d like to know more about the Flinders Enterprise Consulting program, you can contact Sarah Randall-Smith, the FEC program coordinator below: 

    Email: sarah.randallsmith@flinders.edu.au

    Contact number: 08 8201 5722

    How the program works

    Over the course of a semester, a group of students will:


    Your organisation’s challenge


    Your organisation thoroughly 


    Solutions by working with their team, Project Executive and Advisory Board Members to achieve client deliverables


    Validated solutions that will move your business forwards!

    Past Participants: