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IB94R - Consulting on Complex Problems

  • Module code: IB94R
  • Module name: Consulting on Complex Problems
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module covers the craft processes involved in carrying out management projects using model-based approaches in organisations. While other first term core modules generally provide specific technical capabilities, this module supplies the general analytical approaches and skills necessary to use these techniques effectively in practical management projects. The aims are: (i) to provide students with a general understanding of the process of conducting management projects supported by model-based approaches; (ii) to develop in students some of the basic modelling skills required in conducting and reporting operational and/or strategic analyses for management.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Understand the nature of analytic consulting, and the practical issues involved in management projects to support organisational decision making. Recognise the required set of consultancy skills for conducting successful organisational interventions. Key Skills: Conduct literature reviews, make presentations and write technical reports. Cognitive Skills: Structure problem situations in organisations, and formulate, test and validate models which produce recommendations to alleviate them.Subject specific/Professional Skills: Appreciate a range of modelling approaches and the circumstances in which they might be applied; conduct interviews; prepare effective project proposals.

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 30 hours. Lectures: 3 hours on each of 5 days. Tutorials: 3 hours on each of 5 days. Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 5 days x 6 hours

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IB94R-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 40%
Assessed Course Work 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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