|| EC35420 |
|| BUSINESS ECONOMICS PROJECT |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Miss Ceris L Jones |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| All core modules in the Business Economics degree scheme |
|| EC35720 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 12 Hours |
|| Lecture || 6 Hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|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 project||100%|
During the course of this module students will:
learn to investigate the current economic environment of a firm and analyse and evaluate its economic strategy with respect to particular features of its external or internal environment. The group part of this project includes, as objectives, the development of team-working and presentational skills, and its methods of assessment are designed to encourage these.
develop, individually, business economic research skills, including those of networking with other people and investigating other firms in the same sector.
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.
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.
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.
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