Core Module Information
Module title: MBA Capstone Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: SOE11149
Module leader: Paul Wagner
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


Description of module content:

The Capstone Project provides you with the opportunity to apply the understanding, knowledge, analytical and conceptual tools and personal skills gained from the taught courses to an in-depth study of a selected company. It consolidates the learning, knowledge and skills that you have already taken place as well as developing your capability to undertake inductive or deductive case study analyses. It can thus be seen as the culmination of the entire MBA programme.
In groups, you will select a company and deploy the knowledge background acquired during your studies in a specialist area of business and management to conduct your research. Common specialisms are: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/sustainability, entrepreneurship, HRM, innovation, leadership, marketing, operations management/supply chains and strategy. The Capstone Project enables you to put into practice theories and concepts learned on the MBA programme and provides an opportunity to study a particular company and management specialism in detail.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module, students are expected to:

LO1: The ability to critically reflect on your team’s skills strengths and development needs, then plan and manage your team’s learning and professional development through use of a CPD system.
LO2: The ability to critically review and utilise existing research and scholarship to identify new or revised approaches to practise which may require investigation.
LO3: Evaluate the rigour and validity of published research and critically assess its relevance to business and management situations.
LO4: The ability to evaluate research approaches and methods in the context of business and management to identify their appropriateness.
LO5: The ability to make practical recommendations, based on critical analysis, to the organisation on how the organisation can improve its performance.
LO6: Present the MBA Capstone Project in a clear, logical and systematic manner.

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