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BU591L: TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course is designed to provide students with a capstone opportunity to apply theories, concepts and reflective, practice-based learning to a training and consultancy project. Underpinned by reference to established research methods and set within an action research frame, students are supervised through the process to produce an impactful project aimed at analyzing a problem and making recommendations for improving performance.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Donald Hislop

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc International Business Management

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course is delivered by a combination of lectures and seminars which will focus on development of key consulting skills. The majority of the course is delivered in seminar format involving group discussions and peer-to-peer feedback on presentations.  Students will also be required to visit their client businesses and meet with their assigned client representatives.  Regular presentations to report on the progress of each project form a key requirement of this course. 
 
For students with additional learning requirements, or where suitable real-world international business consulting projects are not available, the option of an individually assessed, online, international business simulation exercise will be available. This simulation facilitates the development of the same learning outcomes through experiential learning. 

Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

1 x Group Poster Presentation (30%)

1 x 2500-word Consulting Report (40%)

1 x 1500-word Reflective Analysis (30%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resit failed element.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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