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MN30290: Management consulting: data driven approaches

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Individual Assignment (CW 70% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Group Presentation (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
1. To introduce different consulting practices for intervening in the processes of enhancing organisational performance
2. To describe the processes of organization development and through different theoretical perspectives
3. To link the theories of consulting, performance and innovation to the practice of improving organisational performance
4. To explore and practice how analysis and methods relate to the type of consulting job and the type of client organisation.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this unit the student would be able to:
* Gather advanced-level knowledge on the process, dynamics and underlying process in organisations which consultants may aim to influence.
* Have knowledge and experience with client - consultant interaction
* Practice how knowledge may be translated effectively to practice
* Describe the types of methods, approaches and tools available to consultants for improving organisational performance, and relate these options to their theoretical underpinnings;
* Provide a framework for analysis and understanding of current thinking in consulting organisational development ;
* Have an understanding and develop abilities of how analysis and methods can be used in various stages of the intervention
* Plan and role play a consulting process in practice and understand how to interact effectively with clients in this process

Skills:
Analysis of case material (taught)
Critical reflection on theory (taught)
Application of theoretical models to organisational and consulting issues (taught and facilitated)
Learning how to recognise, select, analyse and interpret of a variety of data in developing a consulting process (taught and facilitated)
Integration of multiple levels of analysis - short-term/long-term, individual/organisational, theory/practice (taught and facilitated)
Interaction with a professional environment (facilitated)
Design, facilitation and role play of the consulting process (taught and facilitated)
Managing an intervention process (facilitated)
Cooperative working with other students (facilitated)

Content:
How a consulting intervention can add strategic value; Different approaches to consulting;; Analysing organisational context during change; Use of internal and external consultants; Identifying a consulting project, and selecting the team; The role of knowledge, training and development in organisations; The process of organisational learning; Theories and practice of individual learning; The intervention cycle, including methodologies for needs assessment, evaluation and feedback; Writing up findings and reporting back to peer group and project client. Students will also learn about other areas in ways that will vary from one project to another depending on the objectives of the project and the circumstances of the team.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30290 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

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