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MGMT8040 - Consultancy Project

Title:Consultancy Project
Long Title:Consultancy Project
Module Code:MGMT8040
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DON CROWLEY
Module Author:  
Module Description: The project will cover all stages of consultancy such as stakeholder consultation,problem definition,project planning and management,research methods and tools,data analysis,solution scenarios and implementation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify a HR issue that is of strategic relevance to an organisation by consulting with stakeholders
LO2 Engage all relevant stakeholders in a consultation process that is transparent
LO3 Negotiate to achieve an agreed problem definition.
LO4 Analyse the research approach suitable for the chosen topic.
LO5 Develop and present solution scenarios.
LO6 Develop and present implementation strategies to the stakeholders.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Strategic problem: Process and Definition
The task is to identify a problem on the strategic level by consulting with all relevant stakeholders and arrive at an agreed definition.
Identify appropriate research methods, consider especially action research methods.
Develop and present different solution options by utilising the consultation process so that each option could be implemented.
In consultation with stakeholders prepare realistic implementation scenarios.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project Proposal:an agreed definition of the problem 1,2 50.0 Week 7
Project Project Report 1,2,4,5,6 50.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Project Supervision 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent Research 13.5 Every Week 13.50
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) independent research 13.5 Every Week 13.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) One-to-one interaction with project supervisor 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David Coghlan, Teresa Brannick 2005, Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization, 2nd Ed., all, Sage London [ISBN: 1-4129-0247-9]
  • Mike Johnson 2005, The Independent Consultant's Survival Guide, 1st Ed., all, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development London [ISBN: 9781843981169]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Mark Balnaves and Peter Caputi 2001, Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods, 1st Ed., all, Sage California [ISBN: 07-61-9680-40]
  • Michael I. Harrison 2005, Diagnosing Organizations, 8 Ed., all, Sage Publications Thousand Oaks, Calif. [ISBN: 0761925716]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BHRMN_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management 8 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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