SBUS45430 International Consult. Project

Academic Year 2020/2021

For the International Consulting Project, students will work with a company based in a foreign location (where possible) to complete a live consulting project. These projects will be carried out under a tight time-frame of approximately four days, and will include pre-engagement preparation and a company presentation.

Key learning aspects of the projects will include the appropriate use of diagnostic techniques, the challenges of doing business in global contexts, effective data collection and analysis, strategic planning and managing client relationships.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The International Consulting Project is designed to enable participants to:
• Conduct a comprehensive business analysis of an organisation in an unfamiliar business environment;
• Evaluate different research methodology approaches and identify the most suitable approaches based on the project requirements;
• Reaffirm skills in negotiation, collaborative behaviour, while developing cultural-literacy;
• Suggest appropriate conclusions and implications for practice based on the team's analysis, taking into account any relevant cultural or environmental factors;
• Develop time and project management skills, plus key interpersonal skills, under an abbreviated timeframe in an unfamiliar business environment.

Indicative Module Content:

-Pre-engagement Project Briefings
-Pre-engagement team allocation
-Pre-engagement business research
-Pre-engagement Consulting Skills Workshop
-On-site (where possible) project work with client company
-Mentoring from UCD faculty members
-On-Site (where possible) final presentation to client company
-Debrief / review session on completion.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

8

Field Trip/External Visits

32

Project Supervision

6

Autonomous Student Learning

80

Total

126

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module has a practical, hands-on focus, with teams delivering a live consulting project to a client in an international location (where possible).
This module will be delivered via pre-engagement workshops and project briefings, ongoing mentoring from clients and faculty members for the duration of the project, and a follow-up session once the teams have completed their project . 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Teams will deliver their findings to the client company in a formal presentation at the client's premises, attended by a UCD faculty member. Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

100


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Teams will receive real-time feedback on their client presentations, and further feedback during the follow-up workshop on return to UCD.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

 

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