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Postgraduate Course: Capstone Project (EMBA) 30 credits (CMSE11594)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits30 ECTS Credits15
SummaryThe EMBA Capstone Project is undertaken in second year of the programme. Capstone means it brings together many of the elements already covered in both core and elective modules. Additionally, it will draw upon new and unique knowledge.
Course description Undertaking the Capstone Project requires you to develop a deep level of analysis and understanding of the theory and processes of organisations┬┐ and/or the business environment through the completion of a piece of individual research.

The Capstone Project provides the opportunity for students to engage in a research project and, in particular, the ability to study a specific topic and question, identify the issues and how they may be researched, collect and validate appropriate data, organise and discuss the findings, their reliability and validity and present results in a logical and clear manner.

The Capstone Project integrates different elements from the MBA programme and requires students to identify and define a research topic, conduct the research and write it up in a particular format. This is all within a predetermined timeframe, which from start to finish lasts five months (October to March)

The Business School allocates a one-on-one Capstone Project Advisor who will assist you and provide advice and feedback on the research as it evolves during the various stages of the process.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To make a study in depth of a topic which you are particularly interested in within the field of business studies 2. To gain experience of
  2. To gain experience of planning, designing, executing and reporting an important piece of individual research
  3. Gain experience of the processes involved in developing research
  4. To learn how to communicate, via a report, complex ideas and information in a coherent and structured manner
  5. To contribute to knowledge through one of a research, consultancy or business plan pathways.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills C1 Meaningful Interpersonal Interaction
C2 Effective Emotional Intelligence
C3 Authentic Leadership
C4 Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Business Behaviour
C5 Appropriate Communication
C6 Understand and Make Effective Use of Data
C7 Creative and Entrepreneurial Practice
C8 Personal and Professional Competence
C9 Academic Excellence
C10 Intellectual Curiosity

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Course organiserMr Julian Rawel
Tel: (0131 6)50 8067
Course secretaryMr Jamie Smith
Tel: (01316) 515971
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