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BU553E: ADVANCED BUSINESS CONSULTING (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:38


Course Overview

Advanced Business Consulting is a continuation of Introduction to Business Consulting. This course will introduce students to the work processes of business consultants and identify the competencies students will require to apply for a career in consultancy. The course involves site visits to consultant/client offices to see first-hand the consultancy practice. The course covers both theoretical as well as practical aspects of business consultancy with a focus on real business consulting exposure.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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?

  • Master Of Science In Business Consulting And Psychology (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (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 Advanced Business Consultancy course will cover a range of topics that will be delivered multiple methods including lectures, guest talks, case-based assessments, site visits and the Harvard Business School consulting simulations software packages.

The course is aimed at those with career aspirations to join a consulting firm, run their own consulting business or interested to develop their business and psychology skills and knowledge. The course will continue the learning from the Introduction to Business Consulting course and extend the understanding of management consultancy and introduce advanced analysis tools and frameworks used by professional business consultants. Course syllabus will cover topics such as business report writing, professional presentation skills, contemporary issues in the consulting industry, taking a client brief, managing a consulting team, building a career as a professional consultant etc.

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


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 29, 31 - 33
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 26 - 29, 31 - 33

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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
ConceptualCreateTake a client brief, design consulting process and produce a professional consulting report.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and articulate contemporary issues in the consulting industry and the impact on business development, client acquisition and building client loyalty.
ProceduralAnalysePresent the services of a professional consultant to a client and review their business consulting needs.
ReflectionApplyUnderstand the practice of managing a consulting team.
ReflectionUnderstandIdentify key areas of academic and professional self-development to ensure a successful career in business consulting.

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
ConceptualCreateTake a client brief, design consulting process and produce a professional consulting report.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and articulate contemporary issues in the consulting industry and the impact on business development, client acquisition and building client loyalty.
ProceduralAnalysePresent the services of a professional consultant to a client and review their business consulting needs.
ReflectionApplyUnderstand the practice of managing a consulting team.
ReflectionUnderstandIdentify key areas of academic and professional self-development to ensure a successful career in business consulting.

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