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Planning the Project

Discover the characteristics of a project while considering practical issues and the importance of ethics.

Planning the Project
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Understand the characteristics of a project

This short course considers the characteristics of a project and provides you with the opportunity to explore the importance of ethics within research.

You will consider information with regards to your own MBA Consultancy project, thinking about what is already known, the concepts of primary and secondary data and identifying what additional information is needed.

The second week of the course looks at the limitations within research and the importance of ethics, including guidance on how to make your online application for your final report.

What topics will you cover?

  • Characteristics of a project
  • Observation, surveys, interviews and focus groups
  • The importance of ethics and how to make an ethics application
  • The risks and limitations of the plan
  • Potential ethical issues
  • The ethics online application process
  • Team roles
  • Planning tools available.
  • Managing the client

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the literature around a research project
  • Produce a project plan which will allow project objectives to be met within a time frame

Who is the course for?

This course is the dissertation module for students of the MBA General, MBA Cyber Security, MBA Sustainable Tourism, MBA Artificial Intelligence and MBA Marketing.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

A lecturer on the MBA Programme, with a background in NHS Management including large scale consultancy projects. I engage external organisations in partnering MBA students on real consultancy projects

I am a lecturer at Coventry University. I teach on the MBA programmes within the Business School. My research interests are employability and research methodology.

Dr Hilary Mc Laughlin-Stonham
Associate Lecture for Masters Level Courses. Hilary has taught at Universities both in the UK and abroad and is currently research active. PhD, Ma, Ma, AFHEA.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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