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MN30068: Final year project

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 70%, OR 30%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Interim Progress Report (CW 0%)
  • Written Coursework (CW 70% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Viva (OR 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:
Before taking this module you must take MN20414 . This unit is only available to final year students on the BSc (hons) Business Administration.
Description: Aims:
The overall aim of the final Year Project is to create an opportunity to apply the concepts, techniques and skills acquired during the taught programme in solving a practical business problem. Specific objectives are to: develop the skills of planning and executing an original investigation into a business problem in a team; allow an evaluation of the practical worth of management theories and the ability to further develop existing theories; integrate the various components of the degree programme and create the opportunity for business sponsors to challenge student ideas.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit, the student should be able to: to practice and develop personal skills, especially those of analysis and synthesis; develop experience in handling group co-ordination and conflict.

Intellectual skills:
* Develop skills to handle complex data sets, and allow existing theories and concepts to be applied and critically evaluated.
Professional Practical skills:
* Develop skills in designing and carrying out a field-based `action research' investigation
Transferable/Key skills:
* Develop skills of working collaboratively in teams, and exposing ideas to practitioners and academics as well as writing up a fairly large-scale project.

Carrying out in teams a research project normally entailing the following components:
* Undertaking a review of the relevant literature and formulating a suitable research question;
* Designing a research methodology;
* Collecting and analysing empirical data;
* Producing a written report of the research (assessed);
* Delivering a oral presentation of the written report (assessed);
* Writing an individual statement on own individual contribution and experience of the research process.
Key milestones normally expected for evaluation of progress of teams:
* Writing an Initial Research Proposal for approval by the FYP coordinator (by start of academic year);
* Writing a Final Research Proposal (around end October/early November) for feedback by the teams' advisors;
* Writing an Interim Report (around end of first term) for feedback by the teams' advisors. Advisors will complete a formal progress report and the Interim Report will be included in the final written report;
* Regular updating of formal log of team's activities.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30068 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)