Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership in Business Practice Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: SOE11163
Module leader: Paul Wagner
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module has been designed to enable you to develop your knowledge, and skills as an independent business consultant and produce a business report for a chosen business problem.
The module comprises of a seminar series that help students to gain necessary research skills to conduct an independent business research. Topics include:
Seminar 1: Research Process and Planning
Seminar 2: Research problem identification and developing a design
Seminar 3: Business Research Proposal development
Seminar 4: How to do a Literature Review
Seminar 5: Data, Data Collection and Sampling
Seminar 6: Qualitative Research and Data analysis Methods
Seminar 7: Quantitative Data analysis Methods
Seminar 8: Writing, Communicating and Reporting Research

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and explain the main components of a business proposal.
LO2 Identify the sources of literature and methods for a literature review for a business problem of choice.
LO3: Present the steps involved in a business research and propose suitable analytical techniques, evaluating strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
LO4: Critically analyse data and communicate research findings verbally and in writing.
LO5: Reflect on the process of learning research skills and appreciate them in the business practice and profession.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Paul Wagner
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module requires you to actively engage in researching and producing a solution to a business issue. You will develop a Terms of Reference (TOR), deliver a group presentation and submit a consultancy report including a reflection on the process (LO1-LO5).
The module will be supported by a series of seminars designed to facilitate knowledge acquisition, building on learning - business knowledge, business writing, reporting and basic research skills - achieved thus far from other modules in the programme.
Over the series of the workshops, you will build a toolkit for doing business research enabling you to carry out independent research on a “business issue.” Lab sessions will support practice-based learning as you investigate the issue.
The module is designed aligning to the ENhance curriculum framework element of which are addressed as below:
Citizenship and community: You will contribute to the business community with solutions to business issues
Digital and information literacy: You will use software for data analysis and produce a word processed report.
Inclusion: You will choose a business issue of their choice from the own context
Research and Practice Integration: You will address a business issue using scientific approach and harnessing business practices
Global Outlook: You will select a business issue from different geographical contexts
Employability: You will acquire the required skills to be a business consultant
Sustainability: You will produce a business solutions harnessing sustainable development
Over the series of the seminars, you will build a toolkit for doing a business research enabling you to carry out independent research on a business issue. Lab sessions will support practice-based learning as you investigate the issue.
You will select a business issue of your choice based on your experience in business practice or engagement, or an issue from a pool of business cases made available to you. You are advised to choose an issue and focus on a subject area which most aligns with your interests and intended future employment.
There will be an opportunity for students to submit a Terms of Reference (TOR) prior to starting their project and receive formative feedback and feed-forward from the supervisors. A TOR template will be made available to students and the elements of which will be discussed during seminars.
A supervisor will be allocated to each student for supervision of the individual report at the point of the TOR submission.

Formative Assessment:
Formative learning opportunities are designed into this module and take a number of formats, including enabling you to engage with sources which will help you to better learn the strengths and limitations of your own work and the facilitation of peer-peer feedback.
A formal formative assessment will be scheduled to support the Business Consultancy Report starting from week 2. Students will be expected to develop a Terms of Reference (ToR) in the early stage of the project to demonstrate their understanding of the task and how they aim to carry out a business project. At this point, supervisors will be allocated to each student and are expected to provide formative written feedback and feed-forward on the submitted ToR and agree on a supervision plan with students.

Summative Assessment:
There are two components to the summative assessment.
Component 1 will be a TOR developed as a group submission based on a chosen business issue (Element 1 - 10%) submitted in week 4 and a group presentation (Element 2 - 15%) in week 5-6, both of which carry a total of 25% marks for the final grade.
As component 2, students will submit a MBA Business Consultancy Report following a ToR developed as component 1.1 for a chosen business issue (Individual; 75% - submitted in week 14).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 20
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 140
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Face To Face Project Supervision 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 400
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 10 LO 1,2,3 4 , WORDS= 1500
Oral Presentation 15 LO 2,3,4 5 HOURS= 00.20
Report 75 LO 2,3,4,5 14/15 , WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100

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