Applied Business Projects
Run by Bangor Business School
60.000 Credits or 30.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Mr Stephen Jones
Overall aims and purpose
Note: This module is available as an alternative to the Dissertation for students on Business and Management programmes. The taught element of the module is delivered in Bangor during three weeks in June.
Aims: To familiarise students with a broad range of current management topics.
Students will choose four Applied Business Projects from the list below:
International Business; Management thinking in a period of change; Operations Management; Behavioural Finance
B- to B+ (60-69%) Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
High Standard: Very good performance Most of the relevant information accurately deployed. Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
C- to C+ (50-59%) No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives
A- to A* (70% +) An outstanding performance, exceptionally able. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
Follow the process of developing a business plan, including business description and the market, development and production, sales and marketing, management and finance.
Discuss and debate issues associated with inventory control, material requirements planning, and scheduling especially at the strategic level.
Explore the design processes associated with operations management, including service and product design, process design, location layout design and human resource design.
Assess the suitability of operations management tools and techniques.
Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the process of establishing a venture from idea generation to the completion of a business plan.
Explain and understand the contributions that operations management makes to, and the impacts it has on, organisations.
Analyse the international operations and strategies of a multinational organisation in order to assess their effectiveness in generating sustainable competitive advantage.
Understand, conduct, evaluate and present market research to support an organisation's international business decision-making
|Applied Business Projects||100.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- N1BT: MA Business and Marketing (January start) year 1 (MA/BUSMRKJ)
- N5AH: MBA International Marketing (January start) year 1 (MBA/IMJ)
- N1BS: MBA International Business (January start) year 1 (MBA/INTBUSJ)
- N2BH: MBA Law and Management (January start) year 1 (MBA/LMGTJ)
- N2BE: MBA Management (January start) year 1 (MBA/MJ)
- N5AJ: MSc Consumer and Digital Marketing Analytics (January start) year 1 (MSC/CDMAJ)