Industrial Placement Experience - BUSN9169

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


Students will spend a period of time working in an industrial or organisational setting, applying and enhancing the skills and techniques they have learned on the MSc in Business Analytics programme. Work will be carried out under the direction of an industrial supervisor and supported by a dedicated Placement Support Officer within the School. This support will include ensuring that the work they are expected to do within the placement company/organisation meets the learning outcomes of the module.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 0
Private study hours will vary depending on the duration of placement and corresponding module code. Typical hours are provided below.

BUSN9169 (CB9169): 450

Total study hours: same as private study hours

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Portfolio and logbook (pass/fail)
Performance evaluation (pass/fail)
Students must pass both assessment element

Reassessment method:
In the event that reassessment is not feasible, the student will be transferred to the standard degree programme without an industrial placement.

Indicative reading

Cottrell, S. (2015), Skills for success: the personal development planning handbook, 2nd edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes (SLO).
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Enhance subject-specific skills developed earlier within the programme.
- Apply business analytic techniques within an industrial context.
- Appreciate the challenges involved with working on real-world problems, including adapting existing models to perform analyses, acquiring essential data, and appreciating the nuances/limitations of analytical models.

The intended generic learning outcomes (GLO).
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively.
- Plan, work, and study independently and use relevant resources in a manner that reflects good practice.
- Manage their own learning and development, including time management and organisational skills.
- Apply knowledge and skills gained through academic study within a working environment.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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