For the automation of the financial flows in MMU, a benchmark was performed in which financial flows of MMU are compared with those of Howest.
For this benchmark the colleague worked together with students from the professional bachelors Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Network Economics and ICT consultancy.
Two information sessions were organised for students (one in Bruges and one in Kortrijk) in which Stella explained the context and specific situation at MMU. Howest also shared information.
Subsequently the students processed the input while being coached by Stella and a Howest colleague: converting text into schematic, importing data from MMU in ERP software and preparing user scenario’s for a demo.
The result of this exchange was a win-win-win:
- Stella went home with possibilities to improve the financial flows at MMU, possibilities she developed together with students and colleagues.
- Students were able to work on a real international case, which is much more challenging than a regular exercise. All participating students (3 class groups) learned about the big differences between the Belgian and Ugandan context and broadened their view on the global context.
- Learning about the Belgian context of higher education and Howest, Stella is more prepared and enthusiastic to coach students during their internships at MMU in Uganda. This improves the quality of the internships which is important for all parties.