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Module Title LM MBA Company Project
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 39599
Module Lead Sarah Montano, Linda Hsieh, Yufeng Zhang
Level Masters Level
Credits 40
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Project supervision-5 hours
Guided independent study-395 hours
Total: 400 hours
Description This module will enable students to undertake an in-depth company project on a topical business issue. Students will have the opportunity to work with an academic supervisor who will act as a mentor, guide the student, and offer feedback on the assessment submissions.

Students will produce an executive summary that will offer a summary overview of the project and key findings, as part of a much longer piece of work which will deliver a consultancy-style report including, for example, literature, findings based on organizational data analysis, and recommendations. Such projects will enable students to develop managerial experience, knowledge across organisations, understand the complexities of organisational projects, project management skills, leadership and research skills.

This 40 credits module together with the 20 credits Purposeful Leader module make up 60 credits of independent learning based on student research within the MBA programme.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Undertake and deliver a consultancy project
  • Demonstrate project management skills by delivering the project on time and within the project remit
  • Analyse the data, present findings, and critically compare these with existing knowledge.
  • Develop recommendations based on the analysis and literature and considering the implications of those recommendations in the wider organization. 
  • Critically reflect and to have a reflexive practice to evaluate one's own beliefs, judgments, and practices.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

10,000 word – Individual project, including an executive summary and a reflexive piece of work (100%)


10,000 word – Individual project, including an executive summary and a reflexive piece of work (100%)
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