Executive Company Project

Module code: LCBS5017

Module description

The Executive Company Project (ECP) offers an opportunity for students to gain experience working with a British or international organisation. For three months, students on the ECP will work to complete a research or practical project for the company which aligns with their area of study, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge gained on the course and be able to link theory with real life practical issues and decisions. The ECP also allows students to engage with parties external to the University and assists in the development of skills relevant to future career enhancement.

Format

The ECP may either be in the form of internship or a consultancy project that is given to either individual or groups of students. ECPs may be proposed by any kind of organisation, inculding companies of various sizes and not-for-profit organisations.

Preparation

Preparation for the ECP will be provided in two modules: Enhancing Business, Management and Personal Skills (LBPG5013) and Work Professionalism Skills (LBPG5021). This project will be supported by a project supervisor.

Assessment

Students will prepare a report in the form of a consultancy report, complete with an explanation of the problem they addressed in this project; the methods used and theories applied to analyse the problem, as well as the results of research undertaken and key recommendations for the organisation.

  • Coursework 1: 10%
  • Coursework 2: 10%
  • Project: 80%

Learning outcomes

  1. Develop knowledge and practical experience of management consultancy (subject related)
  2. Apply a range of management knowledge and skills to a management problem (subject related)
  3. Capacity for independent, self-managed work experience (QAA xi) (non subject related)
  4. Completion of a consultancy report (QAA v) (non subject related)
  5. Presentation of the consultancy report to the sponsoring organisation (QAA vi) (non subject related)
  6. Learn through reflection on practice and experience (QAA xii) (non subject related)

Additional Costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

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