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Module Title
Business Consultancy Project

project; independent research; problem solving; report presentation

SCQF Points30
ECTS Points15
CreatedFebruary 2012
ApprovedJuly 2013
AmendedAugust 2013
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Aims of Module

To develop business consultancy skills that are transferable into the business consultancy profession or in internal management positions within organisations. These skills will be enhanced through applied business research and or consultancy practice within an organisation whereby a specific topic will be investigated and a proposal/solution formulated and presented.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Formulate a business proposal and translate this into a feasible solution to solve/enhance a relevant work-based situation.
2. Undertake relevant independent research into the aspect of business management under investigation and present the solution in an appropriate management report format.
3. Translate management theory into a practical context and reflect on the process surrounding its application.

Indicative Module Content

The practice of management consulting; consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice; negotiating a scope of work; developing a business proposal; data collection and analysis; preparing and presenting a consulting report; managing expectations

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Distance LearningBlended Learning
Online supported discussion

Directed Study

Topic Research

Mode of Delivery

This module is completed through independent work based on a topic to be agreed by the student's employer and academic supervisor.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3

A business report outlining the analysis and solution to the business proposal agreed with an employer. This will include a reflective summary identifying the student's learning experience throughout this work based project.

Indicative Bibliography

1.BABBIE, E., 2010. The practice of social research. 12th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
2.COLLIS, R. and HUSSEY R., 2009. Business research: a practical guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
3.SILBERMAN, M.L., ed., 2001. The consultant's tool kit. New York: McGraw-Hill.
4.WICKHAM, P.A. and WICKHAM, L., 2008. Management consulting: delivering an effective project. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.

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