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Project in Management Studies - MAN00110M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Kevin Tennent
  • Credit value: 50 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

This individual study module gives you the opportunity to showcase the summation of your learning from throughout the year. You will focus on the development of professional skills and attributes based around a combination of group and individually based research by demonstrating and showcasing your mastery of the programme knowledge and skills by using the management frameworks and theories that you have learned in earlier modules in concert with the research methods learned from the Research Methods module. 

This will allow you to demonstrate the development of transferable skills by using research skills to develop actionable managerial implications by carrying out practice-based research into your area of study.  This replicates an activity that you might be expected to undertake in business practice and to achieve an excellent outcome will require you demonstrate advanced independent skills of analysis, evaluation and creation.

The final part of the project requires you to independently select concepts from a body of knowledge together with appropriate research methods and provides an excellent opportunity for the fostering of reflexive practice and self-awareness vital for your development as a practitioner in the international business environment.

Module learning outcomes

  • Ability to independently author an extended piece of focused writing, longer than a module assessment, about a management or business topic

  • Ability to synthesise complex information to develop original findings with managerial implications

  • Demonstrate a mastery of information literacy skills by critically engaging with a range of sources

  • Understand how to draw upon secondary data to make original conclusions

  • Ability to critically apply academic theory, concepts and frameworks and evaluate its potential contribution to practice

  • Demonstrate enhanced collaboration skills and understand the value of collaborative working when solving problems

  • Reflexive understanding of strengths and weaknesses based on group work and the experience of developing an individual research project over an extended period.

  • Critically reflect upon the implications of research for managers and for your future career in management

Module content

The module will have at least five variants according to the programme studied by the student:

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Management with Business Finance

  • International Business/Strategy

  • Marketing

  • Business Planning


Task Length % of module mark
Individual Report - 8000 Words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Individual Report - 8000 Words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be in accordance with UYMS and University policy.

Written feedback from both examiners is released to students after the final exam board. In cases of a marginal fail where minor amendments are permitted, students will be given written guidance on the required amendments.

Indicative reading

This will be dependent on the topic chosen by individual students.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.