Since 1998, the FSA Research Project shows extensive expertise in business consultancy and research in foreign countries. FSA Research Project focuses on Dutch companies who want to expand their business to/in upcoming economies and provides strategic and tailor-made solutions for organizations of all sizes. FSA Research Project offers high-quality research at cost price, tailor-made approach customized for your company and field research with locally verified data. For the 25th consecutive year, a group of highly motivated and ambitious students is bound for a country with an upcoming economy to research business opportunities for Dutch organizations. The country of choice for 2021 is Taiwan.

Highly skilled students 

FSA Research Project is a non-profit organization run by carefully selected seniors’ students, aiming for the best possible quality. For this reason, we have selected prime students from various master programs. Because of their different backgrounds and fields of study FSA Research Project offers a multidisciplinary team of highly motivated and talented students. These highly motivated students are offered an extraordinary opportunity to gain tangible experience(s) and obtain valuable skills for their professional career. This cut both ways since you get to work with these students and potentially find your future employees and colleagues in this group. The students are professionally trained by top-consultants and professional experts and receive the full support of our advisory board. Moreover, the student consultants are coached throughout the project and receive training from known companies such as; Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte.

Quality company-specific research  

FSA Research Project will provide you with desk-research in the Netherlands, five weeks of field-research on location and five weeks of full reporting (roughly 800 hours) including all findings on an academic and practical level. This includes, e.g. 

  • Investment and location options 
  • Identification of potential business partners 
  • Competition analysis 
  • Outsourcing and offshoring options.

As an organization, you will only need to pay cost price per student consultant, which makes the FSA Research Project more than 90% cheaper than most consultancy firms.  

Experience of the FSA Research Project 

The project’s track record shows high-quality results that enabled partner organizations to obtain a competitive edge overseas. The Financial Study association Amsterdam (FSA) is connected to the University of Amsterdam and VU University. The FSA is the largest association for financial and economic oriented students in the Benelux, counting over 4.700 members. The FSA serves as intermediary between students and companies by organizing 21 different projects in the areas of finance, business, accountancy, consultancy and economics.