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MN30474: Management consulting: theory and practice

[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: 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 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 70% - 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 MN10005 OR take MN10071 OR take MN20080 OR take MN10568 OR ( take MN10545 AND take CH10009 )
Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to examine the theoretical and practical aspects of management consulting.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this unit the student will be able to:
* Understand the context and background of management consulting;
* Apply key theories, concepts and frameworks to understand the sources of competitive advantage of management consulting firms;
* Analyse the organisational forms, networks and professional associations of management consulting firms;
* Understand the importance of and approaches to managing client and network relations;
* Understand the practices in the consulting process;
* Appreciate the key choices and dilemmas associated with careers, development and reward in management consulting.

Skills:

* Juxtaposition of theory and practice (taught)
* Identification good practice (taught)
* Case analysis (taught and facilitated)
* Practical skill development (taught and facilitated).

Content:
Indicative content for this unit:
* Context and background of consulting
* Organisational form of consulting firms
* Consultants and their clients
* Client-consultant relations
* The practices and processes of consulting
* Ethical issues and critical perspectives
* New trends in management consulting.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30474 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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