- Module code
- Module leader
- Stephen Thomas
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 5 hours
- Teaching period
- April - June
This Integrated Assignment will give the participants the opportunity to formulate, prepare, conduct and analyse in a team, an applied research project in the field of food and agribusiness management and write reports and present results.
The groups work in an integrated multi-disciplinary approach at an open-ended, work-orientated problem. Where appropriate they cooperate closely with a client for whom they must find a solution or prepare a plan, under commercial conditions, to be approved by him/her. The project is normally defended at a public presentation in the presence of at least the supervising team, lecturers, as well as external party.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Work effectively in groups.
- Formulate a research strategy.
- Apply relevant research methods to carry out a project.
- Locate and critically appraise data and information from a variety of sources.
- Effectively use communication and information technology.
|Coursework||1 x Group Presentation (for DL a group PowerPoint, submitted but not presented)||40%|
|Coursework||1 x Group Project Report (with individual contributions identified)||60%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Belbin, M.R. (2010). Management Teams. (3rd edition). Butterworth-Heinemann.
- Gill, J., Johnson, P. and Clark, M. (2010). Research Methods for Managers. Sage Publications Ltd (not available electronically).