NBS8130 : Management Consultancy Project

Semester 3 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide students with an understanding of the integration of the taught elements of the MBA course.

To illustrate how management theories relate to real world situations by conducting live consultancy projects.

This is a compulsory module, aimed at demonstrating the integration of the learning across all of the modules on the MBA and providing students with the opportunity to apply the theory they have learned to real projects.

Outline Of Syllabus

• The Consultancy Process
• Introduction to the projects
• The role of the consultant
Practical consulting activity to include for example:
• Writing Proposals
• Interviewing
• Reporting
• Presenting

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture23:006:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops77:0049:007 days guided consulting activity
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00Preparation
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The live projects are group work designed to encourage students to diagnose and solve problems in real world situations, utilising and consolidating the knowledge gained across the MBA programme.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report3M75Group Consultancy Report for company 4000 to 8,000 words depending on group size
Prof skill assessmnt3M25Group presentation to the company
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The elements being assessed, the delivery of a presentation to clients and the writing of a group report are the two most important elements in management consultancy. They will also provide the students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to integrate the many different elements of the MBA.

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