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BUS3031 : Management Practice Business Game

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module is designed to enable students to apply general management theories and concepts to realistic business situations through the medium of a Business Game.

Students will be encouraged to develop an understanding and appreciation of the relationships between operational areas of a business which are traditionally separated.

Outline Of Syllabus

The introductory lecture will explain the aims and structure of the module and highlight some of the practical issues involved. Students will be allocated to small groups (i.e. businesses) and will attend a Business Game weekend where they will be introduced to and will play 7 periods of the Business Game. Each business will continue to play in their own time one period of the game over the following 4 weeks.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Lecture at the start of Semester 2.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion132:0032:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Lecture prior to the Group Exercise.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops28:0016:00Students are required to attend one weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) for the Business Game.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS3047Management in Practice (with Business Game)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The introductory lecture will explain the aims and structure of the module. The “weekend” will provide a forum for problem solving and decision making and enable students to consider the interconnectivity of business functions. The rationale is, therefore, directly related to the module’s intended learning outcomes.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt2M40Group presentation.
Essay2M60Individual Reflective Account.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessments are designed to allow students to engage in activities which simulate the working environment and to reflect on the effectiveness of the decision making process. The assessment methods are, therefore, directly related to the module’s intended learning outcomes.

The group presentation includes an element of peer review (details of which will be provided by the Module Leader).

Reading Lists

Timetable