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Postgraduate Course: Management Consultancy in Practice: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CMSE11547)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryBuilding on knowledge and understanding developed in previous courses relating to innovation management in organisations and the establishment and growth of new ventures, this course provides a hands-on opportunity for students to conduct a consultancy project in innovation management in established organisation or in venture development and growth.

In this course the students engage with real business clients to apply the theoretical concepts and frameworks that they have accumulated in the first semester to address practical challenge in a business setting.
Course description The course will:
- develop students' knowledge and skills in conducting management consultancy projects;
- enhance students' capabilities to recognise, assess and evaluate problems and to articulate and deliver appropriate solutions;
- enhance the students' knowledge on the practice of innovation through exposing the students to the 'messiness' of innovation problems in a real setting and/or to explore a growth-related issue facing a host organisation to develop workable solutions to present to management.

The students will have to apply their knowledge of theories, concepts and frameworks of innovation management/entrepreneurship and venture creation that they have been exposed to in the first semester to solve a real business challenge.

The projects will be defined around a specific innovation/venture growth problem and will be defined together with clients from private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Principles of Management Consulting
Managing innovation in organisational settings
Venture growth and development in practice
Conducting business-related research

Student experience:
Tutorial/seminar hours represent the minimum total live hours - online or in-person - a student can expect to receive on this course. These hours may be delivered in tutorial/seminar, lecture, workshop or other interactive whole class or small group format. These live hours may be supplemented by pre-recorded lecture material for students to engage with asynchronously.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 30% coursework (individual) - assesses all course Learning Outcomes
70% coursework (group) - assesses all course Learning Outcomes
Feedback Formative: There will be formative feedback exercise throughout the semester (project supervision meetings) providing students with feedback on progress towards skills and knowledge outcomes.
Summative: Summative feedback will be provided on all assessment.

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply relevant theories, framework and concepts to deliver appropriate solutions in a particular context
  2. Critically evaluate challenges involved in innovation management/venture growth in practice and with alternative solutions
  3. Enhance interactive skills with business clients
  4. Develop skills and too