MMM069-International Management Business Project

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring / Summer term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Kleio Akrivou


Summary module description:

To provide students with an opportunity to define and execute an independent piece of research in International Management on an approved topic of their choice.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:
1. Identify and summarise the key issues of a topic
2. Design, explain and justify the research approach adopted
3. Identify, summarise and critically appraise relevant literature (where appropriate)
4. Identify, analyse, and evaluate collected data (where appropriate)
5. State, explain and justify given conclusions/chosen solutions
6. Organise and present information clearly, succinctly and in the required format

Additional outcomes:
The self-directed nature of study for this model should develop student’s ability to research, problem-solve and learn independently and to making effective use of their time and the resources available

Outline content:
-Autumn and Spring term lectures will introduce students to the requirements of the project
-Students will be allocated a supervisor and will have 3 face to face meetings of up to one hour with the student.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures will be used to provide initial guidance. Students will also be allocated a tutor to act as supervisor. The supervisor will provide a minimum of three hours contact for consultation as necessary. Learning will largely be student-centred and unique to the student.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 6 4
Seminars 2 1.5
Project Supervision 0.5 1
Guided independent study 24 161
Total hours by term 8.00 30.00 162.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 100

Other information on summative assessment:
One 6,000 - 8,000 word project on an approved topic related to the programme.

Relative percentage of coursework
The project will have a 100% weighting in the overall assessment. Note that it is a requirement of the award of MSc that students undertaking the Accounting and Finance Project must pass this module.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission as part of the overall arrangements for the MSc programme.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding: Students are required to submit two bound copies of their project. Printing costs are as follows:

Black and white printing per page
A4 = 5p
A3 = 10p

Colour printing per page
A4 = 30p
A3 = 60p

Prices correct at the time of publishing

Students can get their projects bound for free in the ARC.

5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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