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Module Title
Management Project
Reference BS3971 Version 2
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved July 2015 SCQF Points 30
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To develop problem-solving and project planning skills, and apply them through participation in a practical business project.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Apply knowledge, understanding and skills to investigating a business problem or need.
2 Undertake relevant independent research to explore possible solutions.
3 Formulate a business proposal to address business problem and translate proposal into an appropriate management report.
4 Present and defend business proposal to client audience.

Indicative Module Content
The practice of business consultancy; business research methods; negotiating a project brief; data collection and analysis; developing a business proposal; preparing and presenting a proposal and management report.

Module Delivery
Students engage in directed study and independent research to investigate a business problem and formulate a business proposal. Staff act as advisors and facilitators in the delivery of this module.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 24 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 276 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Management report
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 4
Description: Group presentation to client

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by two components: C1 - Coursework - 70% weighting. C2 - Group Presentation - 30% weighting Module pass mark - 40%
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A A At least 70% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component.
B B At least 60% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component.
C C At least 50% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component.
D D At least 40% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component.
E E At least 35% on weighted aggregate
F F Less than 35% on weighted aggregate
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 BLOCK, P., 2011. Flawless consulting. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
2 COLLIS, R. and HUSSEY, R., 2009. Business research: a practical guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
3 Additional resources will be made available on Moodle.

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