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Executive Company Project

Module code: LCBS5017

Module description

The ECP offers an opportunity for hands-on experience working with a British or international organisation, resulting in the completion of a practical project.  In completing the project, students will apply theoretical knowledge gained on the course and link theory with real life practical issues and decisions.  The ECP also allows students to engage with parties external to the University and assists the development of skills relevant to future career enhancement.

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

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

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

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 (SR)
  3. Capacity for independent, self managed work experience (QAA xi) (non Subject Related)
  4. Completion of a consultancy report (QAA v) (non SR)
  5. Presentation of the consultancy report to the sponsoring organization (QAA vi) (non SR)
  6. Learn through reflection on practice and experience (QAA xii) (non SR)

Contact hours per student per year

Academic tutor hours: 15 hours

Assessments

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

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

 
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