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MS4047: MANAGING CONSULTANCY & CHANGE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

There are many jobs available every year in the consultancy sector and preparing to apply for one requires knowledge, skill and experience demonstrated to your future employer. This course is intended to introduce you to the work of management consultants and identify the competencies you will require to apply for a career in consultancy. The course will include group presentation work which will be assessed by your tutors (who have both been consultants) and past students who have are now employed in consultancy who will advise you on how best to apply for a position in this important sector.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Julian Randall

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

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate 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

Course Aims: The course aims are:
1 To provide you with a comprehensive, critical overview of the historical, theoretical and practical dimensions of managing organisational change.
2. to equip you with the skills, tools and models to support your own career in consultancy.

Main Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Provide an historical overview of relevant change management theories;
- Compare and contrast the dominant models and frameworks for understanding types of change;
- Discuss and debate organisational change programmes focusing on quality, re-engineering, culture, learning, knowledge and technology;
- Identify and assess issues pertaining to the 'practice' of managing change;
- Explain the linkage between theory and practice in making sense of organisational change.

Content: The course explores how organisations change and demystifies some of the new management approaches which have emerged internationally, and examines the history of management theory and the future development of business organisations.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Any written material is submitted through Turn It In. 

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

More formal feedback is given when students present their business presentation and business plans to their peers. Oral feedback is given after each tutorial activity. Feedback is provided during tutorial discussions, and after tutorial presentations. Business presentations are captured as documents, slides and as a video presentation. Any written material is submitted through Turn It In. 

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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