NBS8799 : Practice Based Project (Global HRM)
- Offered for Year: 2020/21
- Module Leader(s): Mrs Jo Clark
- Lecturer: Miss Lisa Clark
- Other Staff: Dr Sue Abbott, Mrs Angela Mazzetti
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||50|
This module provides the opportunity for students to undertake a theoretically-informed analysis of a current HR-related business issue and consider the practical implications thereof. Drawing on their knowledge, skills and tools across their programme of studies, students are required to undertake independent research to critically assess and interpret the HR-related business issue and formulate recommendations for practice. They will engage with the relevant academic literature as well as practice-focussed sources to identify, assemble, analyse, interpret and synthesise relevant and balanced data from multiple sources to propose and support a preferred course of action.
Outline Of Syllabus
The content of this capstone module includes contemporary HR-related business issues as presented by practitioners. Therefore, there is no set syllabus.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||1:00||2:00||Assessment preparation and formative feedback sessions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||4:00||4:00||Conference day incl. presentation of HR-related business issues by practitioners|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||6||1:00||6:00||Supervision and formative feedback sessions according to predefined schedule|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||588:00||588:00||Includes research and assessment preparation|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This module provides an opportunity for students to undertake independent research. There will be a conference day, in which practitioners introduce contemporary HR-related business issues in their organisation, of which students will choose one for further investigation. Three workshops will support students in the preparation of the three assessments. There will be six hours of project-specific supervision.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Research proposal||2||A||30||3,000-word extended project outline|
|Report||3||A||50||7,000-word management research report (MRR) in accordance with CIPD requirements|
|Prof skill assessmnt||3||A||20||15-minute presentation -practical implications/recommendations of the MRR suitable for client HR professionals/business execs|
|Written exercise||2||M||Formative feedback as part of supervision sessions.|
|Written exercise||3||M||Formative feedback as part of supervision sessions.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The 7,000-word management research report is the main piece of assessment. It is acknowledged by CIPD as a more practice-focused alternative to a 14,000-word dissertation without sacrificing academic rigour and enables CIPD membership. A short oral presentation of practical implications and recommendations will enhance the focus on a contemporary HR-related business issue and the more practice-focused nature of this capstone module. The extended project outline seeks to prepare students effectively for the other two assessments. Formative feedback will be provided as part of the supervision sessions. All assessments are individual.