BUS3031 : Management Practice Business Game
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ali Naqvi
- Other Staff: Mr Khang-Wai Chew
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||Lecture prior to the Group Exercise.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||Lecture at the start of Semester 2.|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||8:00||16:00||Students are required to attend one weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) for the Business Game.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|BUS3047||Management 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||40||Group presentation.|
|Essay||2||M||60||Individual 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).