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BU503E: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS CONSULTING (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:38


Course Overview

Rapid changes in world business and advances in technology mean companies are seeking new ways to compete and innovate. Business consultants can offer much needed advice and expertise. This course is intended to introduce you to the work of business consultants and identify the competencies you will require to apply for a career in consultancy. The course will be taught by practicing consultants and will cover both theoretical as well as practical aspects of business consultancy.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Adam Smith

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Master Of Science In Business Consulting And Psychology (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The Introduction to Business Consultancy course will cover a range of topics that will be delivered with multiple methods including lectures, guest talks, case-based assessments etc.

The course is aimed at those with career aspirations to join a consulting firm, start their own business consultancy or interested to know more about business with psychology and the role of a consultant. The course will provide you with an overview of the basics of management consultancy. Course syllabus will cover topics such as an overview of the consulting industry, contemporary issues in business consulting, preparing for a successful career in business consultancy, working as a consultant etc.

Completion of this course will help you to develop your skills, confidence and knowledge of business consulting sector and help you with personal and professional development.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Site visit to consulting firm/client in Aberdeen - £10pp GBP 10.00

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 8 - 14
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 8 - 14

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback to be provided by course tutors based on how students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant theories, analysis linking theory and practice, and critical evaluation and coherent argument.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseDiscuss and debate contemporary issues in business consultancy in the UK and internationally.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and describe the nature of consulting and the consulting process.
FactualRememberProvide an overview of the current business consulting industry in the UK and abroad and name the key consulting firms and their specialist areas.
ProceduralApplyExplain the linkage between theory and practice in aiding organisational change within businesses.
ReflectionUnderstandIdentify the key skills needed for a consultant and understand how to work effectively in a client environment to prepare for a career in business consultancy.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback to be provided by course tutors based on how students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant theories, analysis linking theory and practice, and critical evaluation and coherent argument.

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberProvide an overview of the current business consulting industry in the UK and abroad and name the key consulting firms and their specialist areas.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and describe the nature of consulting and the consulting process.
ConceptualAnalyseDiscuss and debate contemporary issues in business consultancy in the UK and internationally.
ProceduralApplyExplain the linkage between theory and practice in aiding organisational change within businesses.
ReflectionUnderstandIdentify the key skills needed for a consultant and understand how to work effectively in a client environment to prepare for a career in business consultancy.

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