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Module Title LM Work Based Project Dissertation
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 34725
Module Lead Paul Lewis
Level Masters Level
Credits 60
Semester
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Project supervision-5 hours
Guided independent study-585 hours
Total: 600 hours
Exclusions
Description Work Based Project dissertation seeks to enable students to undertake a piece of consulting research designed with and conducted on behalf of the student’s employing organisation. The work based project dissertation is composed of:

Work Based Project Report and presentation: 40% Research Dissertation: 60%
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Undertake a piece of consultancy research end to end
  • Identify key issues and communicate key findings and recommendations to clients
  • Project manage in terms of establishing the scope of the project, the resources available and delivering the project on time and to an appropriate standard
  • Critically review relevant literature and theoretical frameworks in a chosen research area
  • Select and apply and justify appropriate and ethical research methods
  • Demonstrate an understanding of data analysis in business research
  • Relate theory to research findings, draw relevant conclusions and consider the implications and limitations of the research which has been undertaken
Assessment
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: Work based report and presentation (4000 words - 40%) and Dissertation (6000 - 7000 words – 60%)
Reassessment: Dissertation (6000 – 7000 words) – 100%
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