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MN20021: Action project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take MN20414
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The overall aim of the Action Project is to create the opportunity for students to tackle a practical problem in a business or organisation and to begin to apply some of the concepts, techniques and skills acquired during the taught programme. For later projects, it provides an introduction to group organisation and project management.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete the unit will have demonstrated their ability to:
* plan a practical activity.
* act on that plan, adapting their objectives to meet the needs of the situation where appropriate.
* reflect on the group dynamics that affected the outcome of the project.
* present their findings in a written and oral form.

* understanding of the principles of reflective practice and action research. (F; A)
* appreciation of the issues surrounding group dynamics in project management. (F; A)
* project management. (F; A)
* team organisation. (F; A)
Key Skills
* communication (F; A)
* working with others (F; A)
* written and oral presentation (A).

Briefing on the Action Project aims; group formation; identification of suitable project; conduct of project; writing up findings and reporting back to peer group and group co-ordinator. Students will learn about other areas in ways which 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:

MN20021 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc (hons) Business Administration (Full-time with Thin Sandwich Placements) - Year 3

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.