This module is designed to increase student employability by demonstrating how the knowledge and skills they have developed during study can be applied to a real business problem. Other skills such as diplomacy and negotiation will be required when interacting with the business.
The aim of this Module is to provide the student with practical experience of working on a live business problem in the area of their degree study.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Identify and apply appropriate best practice techniques to a management problem.
2. Create and manage a suitable project plan for the project.
3. Make recommendations based on systematically discussed results.
4. Reflect on project experience and develop learning points for the future.
1 Project briefing
Responsibilities of all parties involved; expectations of the module; requirements of professional conduct.
2 Managing your project
Using project management techniques to schedule and control your project.
3 Business Investigation
Research the client-defined project management issue, making effective use of current and professional literature and providing short to long term recommendations.
4 Client Management
Acting in a professional manner e.g. being diplomatic, utilising negotiation skills, understanding the needs of the company may be different from idealised situations described in literature.
5 Team working
How to work in a self-managing team; team expectations; peer review
6 Project debriefing
Self-reflection. Structured debriefing focused on student's project learning, and on learning through experience.
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Groups will be expected to attend weekly group meetings supervised by the tutor where targets will be set and progress checked against these. Students will be expected to meet outwith these times to progress the project. Students are expected to bring in learning that has taken place in other modules of their programme of study and share their professional experience.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
|Supervised Practical Activity||40|
|Unsupervised Practical Activity||16|
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.
We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/10 , and may be subject to change for future years.