BMGT43430 Diagnostic techniques in consu

Academic Year 2020/2021

Diagnostic Techniques in Consulting focuses on the nature of the consulting process from a practical perspective, providing students with the opportunity to learn about the realities of the management consulting process at first hand. In particular, the course will examine and assess the role of the individual management consultant, the consulting team, and the specific tools and techniques used during a consulting assignment in order to ensure the delivery of a successful project outcome. A key element of the course is the completion of a group consultancy assignment for a client company.

This is a project-based course with a considerable amount of group work. All students will be assessed on both their group work and their individual contribution to the client project.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

This course is designed to enable participants to:
1. Obtain practical experience in managing a consulting assignment, and the consulting process, for a client company
2. Evaluate and apply appropriate research and investigative techniques
3. Develop skillls to acquire, undertake and complete management consulting projects
4. Master key interpersonal skills, such leading project teams, presenting to clients and managing client relationships
5. Improve time and project management skills through practical project work.

Indicative Module Content:

Introduction to the Course and the Consulting Projects
Assignment Start-Up: Entry & Analysis
Understanding Team Dynamics
Building a Positive Client Relationship
Project Management & Market Research
Insights into Strategy Consulting
Negotiation Skills for Consulting
Data Analytics & SAP for Consulting
Careers In Consulting & Key Consulting Skills
The Future of Consulting

Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

36

Specified Learning Activities

54

Autonomous Student Learning

160

Total

250

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
Journal: Each student completes an individual Reflection on Learning, looking back on the project process and highlighting key challenges, highlights and learning moments. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes

30

Group Project: Working in teams, students complete a live consulting project for a client organisation. Teams will receive mentoring and support throughout the process during their weekly classes. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes

50

Presentation: The final presentation to the client company on completion of the engagement. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

20


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

1. Teams will be given feedback on their presentations immediately following the presentation delivery. This includes the 2 status report presentations, plus the final client presentation. 2. Teams will be given ongoing feedback and guidance during weekly classes, when a portion of class time will be allocated to discussions with the module coordinator on project progress or any other concerns / queries. 3. Teams will complete a Peer Evaluation at the end of the semester, when they can give feedback on the contribution of their teammates.

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