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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
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Project supervision-5 hours
Guided independent study-585 hours
Total: 600 hours
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 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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