BUS3031 : Management Practice Business Game (Inactive)

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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 “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

Students will attend a Business Game weekend where they will be introduced to and will play 7 periods of the Business Game. Students will then present their outcomes at a Board Meeting to Shareholders which will assessed.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion132:0032:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops28:0016:00Students are required to attend one weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) for the Business Game.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
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 oral presentations. This format will enable students to develop, in particular, their problem solving and decision making skills and encourage them to consider the interconnectivity of business functions. The rationale is, therefore, directly related to the module’s intended learning outcomes. Groups will present in seminar, there will be formative assessment by the Seminar Leader, and discussion will then be opened out into groups for deeper assessment of the presentation and the content.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt2M40Group presentation (a business meeting) based on the Business Game.
Essay2M60Individual Reflective Account (1500 words).
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Board meeting will give teams the experience of presenting in a formal settings, and of demonstrating their teamwork skills.

The Reflective Assignment will allow students to critically study learning requirements and develop their ow3n understanding of their skills. It will also give them a platform for self-development as they graduate.

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