Aims/Description: This programme is designed to make significant impact on the way managers and consultants approach inquiry in both practical situations, and in formal research in the field of manufacturing management. Inquiry underpins all activities in managerial and consulting practice. The quality of inquiry is often a key in decision making and action in practice: it determines the quality of what is taken to be `knowledge¿ in both practical contexts and in the research in the field of Management. This module introduces the approaches of management consultancy within the manufacturing context and provides the opportunity for students to practice these approaches in the context of an international manufacturing environment.

Staff Contact: Sharon Rose
Teaching Methods: Independent Study, The students will work on real consultancy projects with client organisations. During this time they will be in intensive contact with the organisation in their premises.
Assessment: Course work, The students will prepare a 6000 word group consultancy report for thier client organisation (75%). They will make 30 min group presentation to client (20%). Prepare 500 word individual reflection on experience of consutlancy project (5%)

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