MG2807: Management in Practice Project

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 12, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 and 2.
Teaching Methods: 4 x 3hr(s) Lectures; Other (Students will carry out a research project culminating in the submission of their Management in Practice Project under the guidance of a research supervisor)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof Anthony Mcdonnell, Department of Management and Marketing.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: The purpose of this module is to enable students to conduct a work-based research project utilising concepts, skills and experiences derived from prior learning in the programme.
Module Content: · Research skills and methods
· Independent research
· Preparation of a management in practice project.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Conduct small-scale research in an organisation of their choice and analyse the findings through extrapolating meaningful conclusions.
  • Apply knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to solve the key issues identified in their project.
  • Evaluate and recommend options for improvement or change based on outcome of research.
  • Introduce the recommendations that have been made within the context of the organisation.
  • Present their research findings to their peers.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 4,000 word research project (160 marks); Oral presentation (40 marks)).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the module co-ordinator).

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