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Unit information: The Management Research Project: Global Challenges Team Project in 2021/22

Unit name The Management Research Project: Global Challenges Team Project
Unit code EFIMM0160
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Klimecki
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

The 120 credit taught component of the programme

Co-requisites

none

School/department School of Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

The Management Research Project: Global Challenges Team Project is an extended team project of in-depth, student-directed learning.

Working in small teams (c. 4 ) students will explore the UN Sustainable Goals (e.g. Avoid Wasting Water, Vaccinate Your Family etc) and develop and design an intervention based on one of these goals.

These are substantive, evidence-based global goals, responding to urgent and systemic issues. Part of the project involves identifying relevant ‘stakeholders’ in these issues. It is expected that the students frame their grasp of the issue, goal and subsequent intervention within the relevant academic literature. It is also expected that accompanying research would follow academic research protocols and standards.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and recognise the rationale, purpose and value of the UN Sustainable Goals agenda and programme
  2. Identify, analyse and explore the literature relevant to the issue/UN Goal and identify stakeholders
  3. Design and develop a project proposal and plan including research ethics process and considerations
  4. Create an appropriate intervention, based on the chosen issue/ UN Goal
  5. Analyse and synthesize data and/or evidence to produce a report and presentation applicable and relevant to a predefined audience / stakeholders
  6. Evaluate and reflect upon the completed project to identify clear learnings and recommendations for future projects (‘the how’ and ‘the what’)

Teaching Information

Lectures and workshops.

There will be a combination of lectures/talks/workshops based on the substantive issues and UN Goals as well as team working, project management etc. It is also hoped to include external speakers working in relevant areas.

The unit is intended to promote self-directed and collaborative learning, under guidance of an academic supervisor(s). Students will be supported in setting up their own teams and ways of working.

It is anticipated that the student cohort will be divided into smaller classes (c. 60) and guided through the Unit. As the Unit progresses and the teams develop their own workplans teaching will taper towards supervision and mentoring.

Assessment Information

Team present research proposal and project plan based on analysis of issue/Goal 10% (guide 2000 words) (ILO 1,2,3)

Team project report, written and designed for pre-identified stakeholders (guide 12000 words) and a digital asynchronous presentation/film between 5-10 mins in length summarising the project for the stakeholder 50% (ILO 4,5)

Individual academic, critical and reflective account of the project, demonstrating an integration of the organisation’s challenge, the research approach/project plan, findings and insights with the relevant published academic literature 40% (guide 4000 words) (ILO 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Peer assessment will form part of the marking scheme in line with each student’s contribution to the project and the size of their group.

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. EFIMM0160).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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