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School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

MN50389: Period of professional practice

Click here for further information Credits: 24
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Only available to students on the MSc in Advanced Management Practice.
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
Apply advanced managerial knowledge and skills in a practical work environment, involving project based work, analysis, judgements, and communications; develop and extend relevant skills and knowledge; relate advanced management theory to experience gained; engage in reflective practice and evaluate systematically learning at work; conduct a sophisticated analysis of a practical management problem drawing on the taught part of the programme.

Learning Outcomes:
Apply and develop relevant advanced skills and knowledge; reflect on the learning objectives set as part of a Personal Development Plan and evaluate their achievement critically and self-reflectively.


* Deal with complex issues systematically and creatively and make sound judgements in the absence of complete data and in consultation with relevant stakeholders inside and outside the organisation; (F)
* Communicate conclusions to a range of audiences; (F)
* Be pro-active in recognising the need for change and consider appropriate strategies for initiating and managing change; (F,A)
* Be adaptable and show originality, insight and critical and reflective abilities which can be brought to bear on problem situations; (F)
* Prepare and contribute towards organizational decision making with consideration to all stakeholders in complex situations; (F)
* Evaluate and integrate theory and practice in a wide variety of situations; (F,A)
* Be self-directed and able to act responsibly and collaboratively in planning and implementing projects at professional levels; (F,A)
* Take responsibility for continuing to develop their own knowledge and skills. (F,A)


* Complete a period of professional practice with a minimum of 20 continuous weeks of employment. Annual holidays do not count towards the Period of Professional Practice.
* Adhere to the Professional Practice Code of Conduct at all points of the placement process
* Complete and return all paperwork issued by the Placements Office in an accurate and timely fashion
* Receive satisfactory appraisals from each organisation in which they have been placed and adhere to the Code of Conduct laid down by the Placements Office.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

MN50389 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
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