MWM014-Business Project

Module Provider: International Business and Strategy
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring / Summer term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Prof Peter Scott


Summary module description:

To provide students with an opportunity to define and execute an independent piece of research in Business/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 and recommendations
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 workshops will introduce students to the requirements of the project
- Students will be allocated a supervisor and will have 5 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 five hours contact for consultation as necessary. Learning will largely be student-centred and unique to the student.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Project Supervision 2 3
Guided independent study 195
Total hours by term 2.00 198.00
Total hours for module 200.00

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

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

These are in accordance with the mode of study arrangements laid out in the programme specifications, standard University of Reading penalties apply 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:

No examination

Requirements for a pass:

Reassessment arrangements:
These are in accordance with the arrangements for resubmission laid out in Programme Specifications.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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