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LUBS3013 Enterprise Consultancy

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Richard Tunstall

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces

LUBS3008 Social Enterprise Consultancy

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

During this module you will learn about for-profit consultancy as well as delivering consultancy for social enterprises and how these kinds of organisations are challenging the way in which the third sector and current for-profit business are perceived. Working directly with enterprises, you (as part of a student team) will deliver a project to a consultancy brief over a 6-8 week period within the module. This will develop your team-working skills, your ability to project manage and at the same time gaining an in-depth understanding of how these organisations are managed. You will be expected to actively contribute to discussion and developing new ideas as part of a student consultancy team that provides advice on growth strategies.


This module aims to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for students to acquire and develop a deep understanding of how enterprises (including social and other 3rd sector organisations) combine business practices with effecting change, specifically the creation of new opportunities.

In addition, students will develop a wider range of personal skills through working in collaboration with an organisation outside the University on a project relevant to the needs of the organisation and to academic study for a degree in business or other programmes.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Explain and discuss the theoretical basis of consultancy for social enterprise and/or for-profit enterprise, illustrating the wider role these organisations have in the UK economy and to be able to critically analyse how they contribute to the development of social value in society
- Synthesise broad theoretical topics (including models of income generation, social and envrionmental value creation, Government third sector policy, mission, impact auditing and service delivery) to communicate the impact of their work to non-academic audiences
- Demonstrate development in, and reflection of, their project planning and execution skills

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:

- Demonstrate the ability to design, record and manage their work in cooperation with their peers and an academic supervisor to achieve a valuable outcome
- Apply a range of team working related skills including; creativity and innovation; motivation; interpersonal communication; presentation; and research skills in a problem solving context

Subject specific
- Plan, implement and present a project working with an organisation, exercising the transferable skills listed above


Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Mentor input34.0012.00
Guest lecture22.004.00
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Group work
- 40 hours research for client
- 40 hours preparing group assessment and client report

Self-Directed study
- 40 hours further reading
- 40 hours preparing for individually assessed coursework

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Each in-class session is interactive with group work and discussion, with consultancy and client activities allowing for individual reflection as well as group collaboration, so involvement is key to this process. Progress will be monitored and issues will be addressed during the interactive workshop and tutorial sessions.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Group Project3,000 words. Client report & feedback50.00
Reflective log2,500 words. Log on progress50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module is 100% by 4,500 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019


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