Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Extended Project

Course summary

Course code: BUSI1648
Level: 0
Credits: 30
School: Business Faculty
Department: International Bus and Economics
Course Coordinator(s): Adotey Bing-Pappoe

Specification

Aims

To provide students with an opportunity to apply their subject specific knowledge in a year long project whilst learning academic writing skills. This course will improve student’s project management skills and to manage a project over an extended period of time and improve the student’s research skills.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:
1 Understand the main components of social science research methodology in either in a theoretical or applied context.
2 Apply knowledge and understanding of the student’s subject specialism in a problem solving context.
3 Identify the information required to solve a problem, identify where it can be obtained, identify the best way of collecting it, select and apply an appropriate method of analysing the data, understand and interpret the findings of the analysis.
4 Demonstrate project management skills by successfully complete a project to the required standard.
5 Develop problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills to achieve their desired outcomes.
6 Evaluate their own learning and performance; assess their communication skills; summarise and present their decision-making experiences, and draw lessons from them.

Indicative content

• Choosing a suitable research question
• Producing aims and objectives of a research project.
• Map a project plan
• Risk Assessment
• Research methods
• Academic Writing
• Presentation skills

Teaching and learning activity

• Occasional hour long lectures based on the stage of the project students will be dealing with next.
• Weekly 2 hour long tutorial sessions to support and monitor progress

Assessment

Completed production log - 20%
LO - 2, 3
Pass mark - 40%

Written Report - 60%
LO - 1, 2, 3, 4
Pass mark - 40%
5000 words.

Presentation to non-technical audience - 20%
LO - 5, 6
Pass mark - 40%

Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning:
During the design, development, and production of the project, a number of key milestones have to be achieved. The successful achievement of these milestones will constitute the set of formative assessments of the project:
• Completion of Project title and objectives
• Completion of Project plan
• Identification of the essential resources required for the project, as well as where they are located, based largely but not exclusively on a library search.
• Submission of completed mid-project review assessment form
• Submission of completed end-of-project review assessment form