|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Other||12 Hours. workshop + ongoing contact during the programme|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||One written Company report of no more than 14,000 words on a specific company or issue within a company, a sector or issue within a sector, a business plan or a conultancy report for a client. Usually 70% of the report must cover one or more of these key subject areas: Economics; HRM and OB; Financial Management and Management Accounting; Marketing and Strategy; the remaining 30% must cover the subject of Leadership and Managerial skills.||30%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
* Gain experience of working within a team in a more effective way via the experience and theory gained during the programme
* Focus on their personal development with regards to their managerial skills
* Critically assess their own and their colleagues managerial skills performance
* Further their knowledge in the theory of team-building, interpersonal communication, leadership and other skills related topics and be able to utilise this knowledge in a practical and efficient manner
* Focus on a specific company/organisation/institution or Management related issue/problem and equip themselves with an increased knowledge and understanding of this field with respect to the four key areas of business outlined previously.
* Gain an awareness of the professional and academic literature available by researching the subject area prior to the writing of the report
* Gain further knowledge and experience by working with the module co-ordinator and/or practitioner during both the research and writing-up stages of the project
* Write the project conclusion in a form consistent with the typical 'management report' format employed in business and industry
1. Critical analysis of the company/organisational/institutional situation
2. Demonstrate the use of tools, techniques, frameworks and analytical approaches to diagnose the company/organisational/institutional situation
3. Demonstrate an appreciation of 'time' illustrating the dynamic elements involved in strategic and organisational evolution (students are strongly recommended to consider the longitudinal issues over time rather than purely adopt a static viewpoint of the issues today).
4. Use appropriate referencing (both managerial and academic sources) so as to anchor analyses to literature rather than make the project self-opinion-based.
Students should appreciate that this assignment is deliberately broad. There is no definitive structure and the scope given in the brief above is designed as integral to the assessment process. This latitude provides an opportunity for students to compile the most incisive report that analyses the company/organisational/institutional situation. An implicit part of the assessment is that students devise the structure that they feel is most appropriate to their critical analysis.
- Bring together the knowledge and practical experience acquired (regarding the subject of managerial skills and the managerial skills ability of the student and their team) from the Masters programme.
- Bring together the knowledge and practical experience acquired during Management Skills events (such as communication workshops, leadership weekends and team-building activities) that are held during the relevant masters programme and apply it in the production of the report.
- Use the professional and academic literature to extend their knowledge and add to the depth of coverage during the report writing.
- To utilise the existing professional and academic literature and their practical business/management experience (where relevant) in order to critically evaluate their personal managerial skills related performance and development as well as that of their team members. Focus on: a) a specific company, organisation or institution and/or b) a management related issue, event or problem
Investigated the theory and practice of the specific management issue, event or problem selected using the existing professional, academic and prescriptive literature in each (or a selection of) the following business sub-disciplines:
3. Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
4. Managerial Economics
5. Financial Management / Organisational Behaviour
- Report Writing: structure, and style
- Managerial Styles
- Leadership and Motivation
- Effective Communication
- Recruitment and Selection
- Research methods
- Sources of information
- Company/organisational/institutional analysis
- Relevant, practical and current theory and practice in the sub-disciplines of: Economics, Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour Financial Management/Management Accounting, Marketing and Strategy.
- Working within a team
- Communication skills
- Presentation skills
- Report writing
- Leadership skills
- Report Writing
- Research skills
- Analytical skills
Reading ListGeneral Text
Myners, Paul The Myners Report (2001) to H M Treasury (download 2001pp from www.treasury.gov.uk) and consultation documents Primo search Students will be expected to research material relevant to their chosen subject area via electronic and other sources Primo search Style Guides from: The New York Times (1976), The Economist (1986), The Times (1992), The Financial Times (1993) Primo search Adair, J (1986) Effective Team Building Macmillan Primo search Adair, J (1997) Effective Team Building Macmillan Primo search Belbin, M R (1981) Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail Butterworth Heineman Primo search De Bono, Edward (1985) Six Thinking Hats Penguin Primo search Doherty, Michael (1998) Write for Business: Skills for effective report writing in English Longman Primo search Goodworth, Clive T (1991) The Secrets of Successful Business Report Writing Oxford Primo search Handy, Charles (1989) The Age of Unreason Arrow Primo search Jankowicz, A D (2000) Business Research Projects Thomson, Business Press Primo search Kuiper, Shirley (1999) Contemporary Business Report Writing London Primo search Leadbeater, Charles (1999) Living on Thin Air Penguin Primo search Rees, W David The Skills of Management Thomson Business Press Primo search St George, Andrew (1995) Clear English Bloomsbury Primo search St George, Andrew (2002) How to Buy a Business @www.christie.com Primo search Stewart, Dorothy M Handbook of Management Skills Gower Primo search Stogdill, R M (1974) Handbook of Leadership: A survey of theory and research New York: Free Press, London: Collier Macmillan Primo search Strunk & White (1959) Elements of Style Macmillan Primo search Recommended Text
Adair, J (1988) Effective Leadership Pan Books Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7