Module details for Live Management Project


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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Indicative Content

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.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

For session 2020/21 the expectation is that the teaching and learning hours stated in this descriptor will form a mix of synchronous and asynchronous student/staff activity, with the majority of this being online. The exact pattern of this activity is likely to vary from the standard face-to-face hours listed below but the overall student effort remains the same. Up-to-date information on the delivery of the module can be found on the relevant module MLS site and on your student timetable.

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 4
Practical Activity 56
Assessment 50
Independent 90
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

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 2020/21 , and may be subject to change for future years.