(LO1) Develop and demonstrate research skills and an appreciation of both strategic and functional management practices, as well as appropriate models and frameworks or tools to provide critical analysis of a business case, and present convincing and reasoned arguments to formulate solutions for strategic action and operational decisions;
(LO2) Demonstrate critical awareness of contemporary research in appropriate areas, ie operations and supply chain management; e-Business and technology management; project management, through extraction of knowledge from the literature in an analytic manner, and use them to develop ideas for research;
(LO3) Collect secondary data from various sources including financial statements, analyse the data in qualitative and/or quantitative forms, and use the outcome to interpret and compare business health and performance using a range of financial and non-financial measures;
(LO4) Demonstrate the ability to work within teams, and make an active contribution to work teams;
(LO5) Demonstrate the ability to plan and undertake work at postgraduate level within a management discipline;
(LO6) Critically evaluate and reflect on management theory and practice;
(LO7) Use relevant theory, concepts and tools (qualitative or quantitative; soft systems; manual or IT) to analyse situations and support decisions;
(LO8) Manage data effectively; use appropriate methods to acquire and process data; analyse data competently; evaluate and interpret data soundly; synthesise data to enhance conclusions.
(S1) Core academic skills of understanding and mastery of research techniques, ability to assemble and analyse data, capability to plan improvements and assess outcomes. Developed via introduction to research in semester 1, lectures, playing business game, undertaking independent research for benchmarking, tutorial for development of the works and tasks, supervision, encouraging and guiding for preparing group presentations.
(S2) Problem solving skills. Developed by engaging in a live and active business game, with an induced competitive context to design, develop and manage a business in which problem solving plays a key role.
(S3) Commercial awareness. Developed by playing the business game.
(S4) Organisational skills. Students need to plan and organise a business, manage people and assets, and measure performance. Organise teamwork and group presentations.
(S5) Communication skills. Developed through class exercises and discussions, teamwork and group communication, preparation of reports and presentations.
(S6) Lifelong learning skills. Students will develop research skills through benchmarking exercise, theoretical and conceptual thinking about business strategic issues, teamwork and coping under pressure.