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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Applied Business Project
Module Code MT5805
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Paul Davis
Semester 2: Paul Davis
Autumn: Paul Davis
Module TeachersPaul Davis
Teresa Hogan
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 20
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

The Applied Business Project is a module offered by Dublin City University Business School as part of the postgraduate learning experience. It is a two-semester module (January – July). It allows postgraduate students to exercise their critical thinking, research, problem-solving, and team project management skills while collaborating with a partnering organisation. By exposing the student to a real-world problem, the conceptual and theoretical work covered within the master's programmes acts as a scaffold to shape the project's outputs.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and critically analyse an area of concern to a real-life business organisation.
2. Develop a realistic business problem aligned with an overarching aim, and set of specific sub- objectives to guide the project's deliverables and milestones.
3. Systematically synthesise and critically interpret the relevant academic and practitioner literature concerning the business issue.
4. Critically evaluate various methodological approaches for practitioner-based research and justify using the most appropriate research approach for the issue.
5. Evaluate a range of qualitative and quantitative research tools and techniques to address client-specific aims and objectives whilst justifying each methodological approach used.
6. Synthesise, interpret and communicate practice-based research to elucidate client-focused recommendations to inform the business problem
7. Derive a set of tangible and realistic recommendations for the industry partner based on the collected data alongside industry best practices to address the core organisational issue
8. Communicate flexibly and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders involved in a practice- based research project.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assessment Feedback480Work as part of a team to solve an industry problem
Total Workload: 480

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Report(s)Company Report80%n/a
Reflective journalPersonal reflection20%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MIABMSc International Accounting & Business
    MSBMMSc in Management (Business)

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