Module Identifier EC35420  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mrs Sangeeta Khorana  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite All core modules in the Business Economics degree scheme  
Mutually Exclusive EC35720  
Course delivery Lecture   6 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   12 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

** Recommended Text
Hague, Paul. (1994.) Presentations and report writing /Paul Hague and Kate Roberts. Kogan Page 0749412275
Inglis, John. (1994.) How to write reports /Roger Lewis and John Inglis. Collins Educational[in association with] National Extension College 0003223663
Kuiper, Shirley. (1999.) Contemporary business report writing /Shirley Kuiper, Gary F. Kohut. South-Western College Pub. 0538887591
Manning, E and Houston, M (2000) Essay and Report Writing Skills Milton Keynes: Open University
Peel, Malcolm. (1998.) Successful presentation in a week /Malcolm Peel. Hodder & Stoughton 0340705442
Seely, J (2002) Writing Reports Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press
** Recommended Background
(1993.) Making effective presentations /Manchester Open Learning. Kogan Page 0749411384
Bryman, A and Bell, E Business Research Methods 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press
Jankowicz, A D Business Research Projects 4th Edition. Thomson Learning
Kuiper, Shirley. (1999.) Contemporary business report writing /Shirley Kuiper, Gary F. Kohut. South-Western College Pub. 0538887591


This module is at CQFW Level 6