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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5590M Management Consulting: The Consulting Life Cycle

30 creditsClass Size: 160

Module manager: Navneet Agnihotri
Email: N.Agnihotri@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 May to 31 July View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module gives students a theoretical and practical understanding of the work undertaken by consultants, by looking at the life cycle of consulting projects through sales, research, delivery and exit. The module will introduce you to the challenges of running your own consultancy and will explore the nature of the consulting career.

Objectives

This module provides students with a detailed, critical understanding of the challenges in organizing and managing in consultancy firms, and the different roles performed by management consultants for their clients. It looks at the nature of consulting work adopting a life cycle’ approach. It also offers an understanding of the consultancy career, and the challenges of setting up a consultancy.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:

- Formulate and describe the life cycle of consulting projects, specifically focusing on sales, research, delivery and exit
- Evaluate the practical application of management consulting in various business settings
- Discuss and critically evaluate perspectives on running a consultancy and the consultancy career

Transferable skills:

- Teamworking
- Negotiation
- Written communication
- Commercial awareness
- Reflective Thinking
- Professional Development

Subject specific skills:

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

- Evaluate the purpose, nature and effectiveness of different consulting interventions;
- Discuss and analyse the challenges of running a consultancy
- Explain the nature of a consulting career

Skills outcomes
Transferable skills:

- Teamworking
- Negotiation
- Written communication
- Commercial awareness
- Reflective Thinking
- Professional Development

Subject specific skills:

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

- Evaluate the purpose, nature and effectiveness of different consulting interventions;
- Discuss and analyse the challenges of running a consultancy
- Explain the nature of a consulting career


Syllabus

Indicative content:

The consultant life cycle:
-sales
-research
-delivery
-exit
Running a consultancy
-metrics
-strategy and finance
-people
-internationalisation
The consultancy career
-entry and recruitment
-getting on and getting out

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop113.0033.00
Group learning112.0022.00
Independent online learning hours20.00
Private study hours225.00
Total Contact hours55.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Students will be required to both prepare for the module and to undertake further research and study following the teaching period in order to complete their individual assignments.
Online learning will involve reading online cases, real life consultancy projects, and materials between lectures.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students’ progress will be monitored through their participation in seminars, and through a discussion (within seminars) of their plans for the assessed coursework. Feedback on the assessed coursework will help students to prepare for their final coursework assessment.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report3000 word consultancy brief70.00
Presentation15 minute group presentation (group size 5-6)30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 words coursework

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:41:51

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