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BUS3047 : Management in Practice (with Business Game)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

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

This module is designed to provide a student centred small group learning environment to enable students to explore key areas of management through discussion and analysis of case studies. Students will also “experience” all aspects of running a business through the Business Game and 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. The module is not designed to “teach” but, rather, to encourage students to consider the application of general management theories and concepts.

In Semester 1 students will be allocated to small seminar groups and the cases studied will cover different topics related to general management such as strategy, marketing, operations, finance, etc.

In Semester 2 students 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 two periods of the game over the following 2 weeks, i.e. 11 periods in total.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture21:002:00Lectures at the start of each Semester.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion157:0057:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Lecture in Semester 2 prior to the Group Exercise.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00Surgery/support sessions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching62:0012:00Semester 1.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops28:0016:00Requires attendance at a weekend in Semester 2 (on both a Saturday and Sunday in one weekend).
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity71:007:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS3031Management Practice Business Game
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The introductory lecture will explain the aims and structure of the module. The seminars will provide a forum for detailed analysis of “real life” cases through discussion and presentation. 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
Report1M30Individual Case Study Analysis Report (2,000 words).
Prof skill assessmnt1M20Group Oral Presentation of a Case Study Analysis.
Prof skill assessmnt2M20Group Exercise - Business Game.
Essay2M30Individual Reflective Account.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Board of Examiners will determine the format of resits in individual cases.

The assessment methods are designed to allow students to engage in management activities which simulate the working environment, to apply general management theories and concepts to “real life” business situations 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.

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