Consultancy and Evaluation Skills in Practice - BUSN9125

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Medway
Spring Term 7 15 (7.5) Sue Tarrant checkmark-circle

Overview

The module content includes business consultancy skills that are transferable into the business consulting profession, internal consultancy positions within organisations, and senior management roles.
Indicative topics are:
• Approaches to management consulting.
• Negotiating a scope of work.
• Developing a client proposal.
• Data collection and analysis.
• Preparing and presenting a consulting report.
• Working as an effective team member in a consulting team.
• Managing client relationships and expectations.
• Consulting project management.

Details

Contact hours

Private Study: 128
Contact Hours: 22
Total: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Individual Reflective Report (1500 words) (30%)
Individual Project Presentation (70%)

Reassessment methods
Reassessment Instrument:100% coursework

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

- Demonstrate an advanced and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the nature of consultancy, clients and the consulting process, and theories associated with facilitating change in organisations.
- Critically apply relevant knowledge, skills and creativity in selecting and implementing consulting and intervention styles and client-centeredness.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of managing relationships with clients using the consultancy cycle, including managing risk, productive relationships, expectations, handling problems, barriers to implementation and evaluation initiatives / projects.
- Critically apply appropriate consultancy principles and techniques for effective project management.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Plan, manage and complete a consulting project to a brief, budget and timescale.
- Demonstrate effective relationship skills and professionalism (including negotiation, facilitation, communication and relationship-building skills).
- Effectively present information and formulate and deliver logical and precise arguments.
- Use self-direction, initiative and planning in the context of independent learning and the management of assignments.

Notes

  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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