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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5318M Evidence Based Consultancy

15 creditsClass Size: 280

Module manager: Dr. Sajid Siraj

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective


The aim of this module is to provide students with the skills to act in a consultancy capacity for both external and internal clients in a commercial context providing evidence based solutions to business problems. This is compulsory for the MSc Business Analytics & Decision Sciences, as this is a likely role for graduates, working as part of a team.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- analyse and articulate the consultancy process
- explain the importance of understanding client needs (internal and external)
- apply different ways of identifying the required resources to achieve the business goal in an evidence-based way (as shown in the sessions, and outlined in the syllabus).
- analyse and articulate business communication and management of the implementation process.
- identify the need for reflection and review in developing their consultancy approach.

Skills outcomes
Transferable skills:

• Analysis
• Critical thinking
• Communication Skills

Subject specific skills:

Effective decision making in a consultancy context


- Business analysis: understanding client problems
- Data audit: what is possible now, what is needed to properly address the issue
- Techniques audit: what is possible now, what is needed to properly address the issue (can include training needs)
- Identifying the intervention
- Making the case
- Implementation and managing change
- Reflection and review

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours118.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,200 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework assignment.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:22


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