|Prerequisites for Module|
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:
||Formulate a business proposal and translate this into a feasible solution to solve/enhance a relevant work-based situation.|
||Undertake relevant independent research into the aspect of business management under investigation and present the solution in an appropriate management report format.|
||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|
|Distance Learning||Blended Learning|
|Online supported discussion||40||40|
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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.
||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.
|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.|