STU33008 – Management Science Case Studies

Module CodeSTU33008
Module NameManagement Science Case Studies
ECTS Weighting[1] 10 ECTS
Semester taughtSemester 1 & 2
Module Coordinator/s  Aideen Keaney

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. know how to work in a team
  2. be able to participate effectively in a team interview
  3. be able to deal with difficult and messy problems
  4. specifically, know how to analyse a complex situation with several problems and to apply analytical tools to solve those problems
  5. be able to make presentations to senior executives
  6. be able to write and present a high quality business report

Module Content

This is a problem based learning module.  It requires students to apply what they have learned in other modules in MSISS in a simulated real life problem.  Specific topics addressed include team working, interviewing, problem solving, conflict resolution, reporting writing and self organising skills

Teaching and learning Methods

Problem based learning with lectures, role playing interviews and presentations

Assessment Details

Assessment ComponentBrief DescriptionLearning Outcomes Addressed% of totalWeek setWeek due
Interviewing SkillsBased on four interviews with executivesL01, L02, L0340%S1, Wk1S1, Wk8/9
Individual PresentationPresentation of Interim and Final Findings to executivesL03, L04, L0515%S1, Wk1S1 Wk11/12 and S2 Wk8
Final Team ReportBusiness Report for executivesL01, L02, L03, L04, L05, L0645%S1, Wk1S2, Wk6

To pass the module, students must achieve an overall mark of 40%

Reassessment Details

Supplementary coursework (100%)

Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by:24 hours
Lecture4 hours
Laboratory0 hours
Tutorial or seminar0 hours
Other20 hours
Independent study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:100 hours
Preparation for classes and review of material (including preparation for examination, if applicable100 hours
completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)100 hours
Total Hours200-250 hours

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Module Pre-requisites

Prerequisite modules: STU11004 Introduction to Management Science. STU22006 Management Science Methods. STU11002 Statistical Analysis

Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: Management science methods and statistical analysis

Module Co-requisites


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