Module Identifier EC35420  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Miss Ceris L Jones  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite All core modules in the Business Economics degree scheme  
Mutually Exclusive EC35720  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   12 Hours  
  Lecture   6 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Semester One: 6000 word group report (including 15% for a presentation)30%
Semester Assessment Semester Two: 6000 word individual report  70%
Supplementary Assessment Re-submission of the individual project100%

Learning outcomes

During the course of this module students will:


This module is the final year focal point of the L113 Business Economics degree. Its aims are for students to integrate learning from various parts of the scheme, develop practical skills in business economic reasearch methods, develop team work, time-management, initiative, report writing and presentational skills.

Brief description

This is a final year core module involving supervised preparation of group and individual reports on economic aspects of the operating environment of a business sector and a firm or organisation within that.


Report writing structure, and style; leadership, motivation and delegation; team-building; presentations; research methods; sources of information; company/organisational/institutional analysis; report-writing, drafting, revision and finalisation.

Transferable skills

Project work will develop students' ability to work both in a team context and also independently; IT and information handling skills will be developed and reports are expected to be word processed; students will be expected to manager their own time in order to meet submission deadlines.

Reading Lists

The nature of this module is such that there is no set text. Students are expected to use in their work, concepts learned in other modules of their degree schemes. Consequently, they will need to refer back to reading material and notes from previous modules. Students will also be expected to use their own initiative and to undertake extensive research on their chosen industry/firm.


This module is at CQFW Level 6