MMM126-Applied Management Project

Module Provider: International Business and Strategy
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Prof Peter Miskell

Email: p.m.miskell@henley.ac.uk

Summary module description:
The project serves as a capstone module for the Master’s in Management programme. Students are expected to draw on knowledge and experience gained across the programme, and to apply it to a contemporary management problem or issue. Projects may be developed in conjunction with specific organisations, or may be entirely student-led, but they must address a topic that is relevant to contemporary management practice.

Aims:
To provide students with an opportunity to define and execute an independent piece of research in Management on an approved topic of their choice.
To enable students to apply the academic knowledge developed during the programme to a real-world context.

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 module should develop student’s ability to research, problem-solve and learn independently and to making effective use of their time and the resources available. Students working on projects designed in conjunction with organisations will gain valuable experience of working to meet the expectations of an external ‘client’.

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 2
Project Supervision 1 2
Guided independent study 24 259
       
Total hours by term 8.00 31.00 261.00
       
Total hours for module 300.00

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

Other information on summative assessment:

Coursework One project (of up to 10,000 words) 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 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: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:

A module mark of 50% or more.


Reassessment arrangements:
Re-submission as part of the overall arrangements of the MSc programme.

Last updated: 4 September 2017

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