Applied Business Projects (IM)
Run by Bangor Business School
60.000 Credits or 30.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Mr Stephen Jones
Overall aims and purpose
The aims of the two parts are:
A. To familiarise students with a reasonably broad range of current management topics. Students choose 2 of the BBS Applied Business Projects that are offered on ASB-4904
B: The software hut from School of Computing element teaches project planning, design and software development through the group implementation of a software product for a real world company
Summary of Course Content: This should be a summary paragraph of list of the topics to be covered by the module.
A. Students will choose 2 Applied Business Projects for Information Management from the list below. It is likely that a small number of additional projects will be made available depending on the research interests of new staff and it is possible that the menu of projects might vary slightly from year to year within an equivalent structure.
• Business Planning • Operations Management • International Business • Behavioural Finance • Management thinking in a rapidly changing world
B. Software Hut - this elements enables students to understand the principles of software engineering through project planning, design and software development through the group implementation of a software product for a real world company
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.
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.
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.
Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the process of establishing a venture from idea generation to the completion of a business plan.
To follow the process of developing a business plan through its various stages, including business description and the market, development and production, sales and marketing, management team and the financial plan
Demonstrate the ability to analyse the conditions in the international environment that drive trade between nations and the issues facing companies and governments.
Provide insights into the behaviour of consumers, workers and managers in multinational enterprises (MNEs), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as the public/governmental sector.
Explore the wide range of 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
Actively work in a software development team
Demonstrate understanding of problems associated with fixed term projects.
Behaviour finance learning outcomes
Convey knowledge of requirements documents
Show overall understanding of the stages of the Software Engineering process
Creation of accurate and detailed design documents.
Demonstrate a clear understanding of software created in a professional manner to a customer.
|Applied Business Project (dissertation reports)||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