ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Code EBUS611
Coordinator Dr S Guo
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 7 FHEQ Summer (June-September) 30

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):


Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   6



Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 270


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Written project There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): Summer    100       


The aim of the project is to allow the student to demonstrate their ability in undertaking an independent research project for developing theoretical perspectives, addressing research questions using secondary data, or analysing and developing real world solutions, within the area of study and objectives of the programmes they are undertaking in which they utilise structured methodologies and the skills gained in the use of academic and practical resources, models, methods, tools and systems.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Extract and demonstrate knowledge from the literature in an analytic manner;

(LO2) Develop ideas and conceptual models;

(LO3) Collect secondary or primary data and conduct qualitative or quantitative analysis of the data;

(LO4) Carry out a structured analysis of needs for a real organisation and identify and apply the tools required to deliver a well formed solution to these needs. Through the project the student should develop capabilities to analyse cases based on theoretical and methodological studies, and create improvement plans and recommendations for their implementation based upon the tool sets required during the programme.

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Adaptability

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) Teamwork

(S5) Organisational skills

(S6) Communication skills

(S7) IT skills

(S8) International awareness

(S9) Ethical awareness

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Mixed, hybrid delivery, with social distancing on campus

Labs x 12 hours (2 x 6 hours)
Seminars x 6 hours
Supervision x 12 hours
Self Directed Learning x 270 hours



The module is available to part time students of the indicated programmes to take as replacement for TWO optional modules, during the summer term of year one of their study.

Students should discuss their intention to undertake this module with their Programme Director. Following the agreement of the Programme Director, students will identify a suitable project subject in collaboration with a member of the academic staff from the programme team who will assume the role of academic supervisor in the project. A proposal form will be completed by the student and signed by the Programme Director, and handed in to the student support office.

Two weeks after commencing the mini project students will submit a detailed proposal report which outlines the project aims, objectives, methods and tools proposed and a structured project plan. This report will be assessed as the first deliverable part of the module.

The independent research will be continued leading to the final di ssertation, submitted as per the specified conditions and deadline.

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.