This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
Department: Management and Marketing
Management Consultancy (Online)
||Available in 2021/22
||N1T717 Business Administration (Online) (for students entering from April 2017)
Excluded Combination of Modules
- Management Consultancy (Taught) BUSI4L710 and Management Consultancy (Online) BUSI4L6D1
- To examine current literature, theories, models and practice with respect to management consultancy work.
- Introduction to Management Consultancy
- Client relationships and the consulting cycle
- Consulting competences and skills
- Knowledge management in management consultancy
- Understanding and dealing with ethical Issues
- International consulting and the global context
- Upon successful completion of the module, the students will have:
- a critical knowledge and understanding of the changing nature and role of management consultancy work at a time of unparalleled global change and public interest;
- a detailed understanding of the key approaches used in the global management consultancy industry;
- an understanding of the capabilities needed for effective management consultancy, including industry thought leadership, nurturing client-consultant relationships, knowledge management, and various aspects of international management.
- Upon successful completion of the module, the students will:
- have the ability to use advanced critical, evaluative and communicative skills needed to develop and deploy effective solutions to strategic challenges facing client organizations.
- Research and Analytical skills
- Solution and Creative skills
- Planning and Delivery skills
- Negotiating and persuading
- Written communication
- Presenting effectively using oral, written and technological media
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- The module is delivered via online learning, divided up into study weeks with specially produced resources within each week. Resources vary according to the learning outcomes but normally include: video content, directed reading, reflective activities, opportunities for self-assessment and peer-to-peer learning within tutor-facilitated discussions.
- The formative assessment serves to encourage students to study regularly and to monitor their learning progress. Tutors provide feedback on formative work and are available for individual consultation as necessary (usually by email and Skype).
- The summative assessment is in two parts: an individual written assignment which is designed to test students' understanding of relevant concepts and their ability to apply and interpret what they have learned to the analysis of a particular issue in depth; and a group presentation to test students' ability to work effectively in collaboration with others and to critically assess the relevance and validity of others' views. The group presentation is assessed according to the criteria set out in the Programme Specification. All group members are awarded the same mark.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Video content, tutor-facilitated discussion, directed reading, reflective activities and guidance for further independent study
|Component: Group Presentation
||Component Weighting: 30%
||Length / duration
||Individual 10 min presentation
|Component: Written Assignment
||Component Weighting: 70%
||Length / duration
|Individual written assignment
||2000 words max
Students will be asked to contribute to online discussion boards, facilitated by tutors, and will receive feedback on those contributions in preparation for the summative assessment.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University