BUS3047 : Management in Practice (with Business Game) (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ali Naqvi
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module is designed to enable students to apply general management theories and concepts to realistic business situations through the medium of case study analysis and a Business Game.
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 also “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
The introductory lecture will explain the aims and structure of the module and highlight some of the practical issues involved. The module is not designed to “teach” but, rather, to encourage students to consider the application of general management theories and concepts.
In Semester 1 students will be allocated to small seminar groups and the cases studied will cover different topics related to general management such as strategy, marketing, operations, finance, etc.
In Semester 2 students will attend a Business Game weekend where they will be introduced to and will play 7 periods of the Business Game. Each business will continue to play in their own time two periods of the game over the following 2 weeks, i.e. 11 periods in total.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||63:00||63:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||2||1:00||2:00||Lectures at the start of each Semester.|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||2:00||10:00||Semester 1.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||8:00||16:00||Requires attendance at a weekend in Semester 2 (on both a Saturday and Sunday in one weekend).|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||9||1:00||9:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|BUS3031||Management Practice Business Game|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||1||M||50||Individual Case Study Analysis Report (500 words).|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||20||Group exercise (a business meeting) based on the Business Game|
|Essay||2||M||30||Individual Reflective Account (1000 words).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The report will provide a summative assessment of the learning outcomes, enabling students to demonstrate their analytical skill and presented in the format of a business report as opposed to an essay to give students experience of producing Executive Reports.
The Board meeting will give teams the experience of presenting in a formal settings and 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.