BUS3015 : Management Practice Seminars

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide a student-centred small group-learning environment in which key areas of management can be studied and discussed through the medium of case-study.

To develop the ability to apply theory and concepts developed in core Busiess Management modules to realistic business situations.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will be allocated into seminar groups and the seminar leaders will select case materials for each group. The discussions will cover different aspects related to general management, such as strategy, operations, finance etc. The main purpose is to leave seminar leaders to run the seminars based on their own background and case materials selected. There is no fixed subject or themes as such because the module is not designed to 'teach', but rather encourage students to apply the theories they learned from year 1 and 2 as much as possible into the seminar discussions and group work

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion132:0032:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching52:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery51:005:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity21:002:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS3047Management in Practice (with Business Game)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lecture introduces students to the module and case study methodology. The seminars provide a forum for detailed analysis of 'real life' cases through presentation and discussion.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M60Individual Case Study Analysis Report (2,000 words).
Prof skill assessmnt1M40Group Case Study Analysis Oral Presentation.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessments allow students to participate in activites and submit work which simulates the working environment.

Reading Lists