NBS8130 : Management Consultancy Project
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mrs Jo Clark
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||10|
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
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||2||3:00||6:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||7||7:00||49:00||7 days guided consulting activity|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||25:00||25:00||Preparation|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||3||M||75||Group Consultancy Report for company 4000 to 8,000 words depending on group size|
|Prof skill assessmnt||3||M||25||30 minute group presentation to the company|
|Oral Presentation||3||M||Feedback discussion on proposals for presentation to corporate managers|
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.
Formative feedback on skills, knowledge and process development is provided by the module leader and client during regular meetings throughout the process.