MMM126-Applied Management Project

Module Provider: International Business and Strategy
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Stephan Gerschewski


Type of module:

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.

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
Report 25
Project output other than dissertation 60
Oral assessment and presentation 15

Summative assessment- Examinations:

No examination

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Coursework One: individual project (of 5,000 words). Carries 60% weight in module assessment. Submission date late August 2019.

Coursework Two: group report (of 5,000 words). Carries 25% weight in module assessment. Submission date late August 2019.

Coursework Three: group presentation. Carries 15% weight in module assessment. Early September 2019..

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:

Assessment requirements for a pass:

A module mark of 50% or more.  Note that this is a module of special significance in the degree (pathway) and it is a requirement of the award of the MSc that students pass this module.



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

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Travel, accommodation and subsistence:  Students will need money for subsistence.

Last updated: 31 May 2018


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