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MN30068: Final year project

[Page last updated: 23 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 12 [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 240
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 70%, OR 30%
Assessment Detail:
  • Interim Progress Report (CW 0%)
  • Written Coursework (CW 70% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Viva (OR 30% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN20414 . This unit is only available to final year students on the BSc (hons) Business Administration.
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.

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.

Skills: 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.

Content: 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.

Programme 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)


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