2022report格式英国MBA硕士essay论文定制：Consulting/Research Project Course Outline
MBA ：Consulting/Research Project Course OutlinePage 1 of 6MBA 522 Consulting/Research ProjectThe Consulting/Research Project is the principal focus of the UCW MBA. It is a substantive英国MBA硕士论文定制effort of synthesis and application of the material covered during your course work. You will beexpected to produce a document that details the work done in this research or consultingproject including description of the project, conclusions or recommendations, and a literaturereview. This is a directed study project where you will complete a great deal of workindependently under the supervision of a Supervisor who will serve as:1. your mentor during the project period;2. your instructor providing direction as to the requirements that you have to fulfill duringthe completion of the project; and,3. the person who will evaluate your work and assign a grade for the course.This project will result in a significant document, contributing not only to your learning at UCW,http://www.ukassignment.org/ but also to your sponsor organization, whether that is your own workplace or anotherorganization if you are doing a consultation, and to the body of knowledge related to your topicof interest.The finished product will be a substantial demonstration of your practical research that is fullydocumented and open for scrutiny by both the university and the sponsor organization. Thedocument will be retained in the UCW electronic library and available for examination by otherstudents, our faculty and members of the public.You will:1. Propose a consulting project supported by action research or a primary research projecton a topic of your own choosing, subject to the approval of the Dean;2. Perform a comprehensive consultation or research project:a. A full consultation which will include an organizational analysis, a comprehensiveliterature search on the issues identified in the analysis, conduct primary orsecondary data collection related to the issues, make an intervention which couldinvolve either problem solving facilitation as a process consultant, or a series ofconclusions and recommendations for actions that you propose should be takenby the client; or,b. A research study to answer a specific question or test a specific hypothesis,supported by a comprehensive literature search to discover the existing body ofknowledge in the topic area, collection of primary data (or approval to analysesecondary data), analysis of the data, formulation of conclusions andrecommendations that further the body of knowledge.3. Present your results, and4. Submit a final written report of between 75-120 double spaced 250 word pages plus#p#分页标题#e#appendices and bibliography.Expectations for Your Work On This ProjectThe expectations for what has to be accomplished during the MBA 522 project include:• Self directed work, using your supervisor as a mentor, whereby you conduct acomprehensive search of the literature in the area of your topic, submit the requiredMBA 522 – Consulting/Research Project Course OutlinePage 2 of 6deliverables in a timely fashion, utilize the feedback given by the supervisor to improveyour work, arrive at a consulting agreement with a client that you have found on yourown initiative if this is to be a consulting project, working with the UCW EnglishLanguage Writing coach to improve your written work, conduct your data collection afterapproval by the Research Ethics Committee, utilize basic statistical processes toanalyze any data that you have collected, and derive conclusions andrecommendations.• Approximately 320 to 360 hours of work on a major project, which can either be aconsultation based project or a primary research based project.• A comprehensive examination of the literature relating to the topic area. You areexpected to build a reference library, containing at least 20 academic papers plus atleast 10 industry reference articles addressing the subject at hand. You are expected toperform a critical analysis of your references.• Submission of a written project proposal along with a completed Ethics ResearchProposal to the Ethics Research Committee containing a preliminary literature review, aformulated question to be answered or hypothesis to be tested, and a clear descriptionof the methodology to be used in the study (how data will be collected for the researchcomponent and how the consultation will be done if a client is involved).• An effective literature review of the body of knowledge covering approximately 30 pagesor one third of the final paper, included as an early chapter in the finished report.• Collection of data (either primary or secondary sources) to be used to answer the posedquestion or to test the research hypothesis. Use a variety of research methods in theprocess of collecting supporting information for this project.• Production of several draft versions of the final paper, in the following stages, for reviewby the supervisor:o Proposalo After Comprehensive Literature Reviewo After Analysis of datao Final report containing conclusions and recommendations.• The final paper is expected to be approximately 18,000 to 30,000 words in the body ofthe paper (approximately 75 to 120 double spaced pages containing five hundred (250words), plus an appendix containing supporting documents, and a bibliography.• The work in the final paper should ideally add to the body of knowledge in the topic area#p#分页标题#e#in some way.• The final paper should meet an academic standard for formatting of references andbibliography such as APA.• The English language writing in the final version of the project paper must beacceptable for publication in the UCW eLibraryo Work with a writing coach to improve your written work during the project period(this person will not edit your papers but will teach you how to write moreeffectively)o Have the English language writing in the final report, after the final grade hasbeen assigned, upgraded by a copy editor at your expense, if required by yoursupervisor.We encourage you to become involved in implementing your project recommendationswherever possible.MBA 522 – Consulting/Research Project Course OutlinePage 3 of 6Course Instructor:You should first identify the topic area on which you will be focused during your MBA 522project, and then identify which of the faculty you think has the expertise and interest in thattopic. Before you contact the faculty member, discuss with the Dean, or Associate Dean, yourwish to work with that faculty member, with an explanation as to why that particular facultymember. If the Dean, or Associate Dean approves of the choice, you can then contact thatfaculty member to seek their agreement to work with you on the project.Once you have agreement, you must notify the Dean, or Associate Dean, that you have anagreement. A contract for your supervisor will be prepared and once accepted by the facultymember, you can work with that individual on your project.References:• Charles J. Fombrun, Mark D. Nevins, The Advice Business: Essential Tools and Modelsfor Management Consulting, Prentice Hall (2004).• John W. Creswell, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed MethodsApproaches, 2nd edition, Sage Publications (2003)• Philip A Wickham, Management Consulting: Delivering an Effective Project. SecondEdition, Prentice Hall, (2004) ISBN 0-273-68347-0 (Same as the one used in MBA506)• 英国MBA硕士论文定制Michael I. Harrison, Diagnosing Organizations: Methods, Models, and Processes. ThirdEdition, Sage Publications (2005) (Useful collection of business diagnosis methods.)• Deborah Rumsey, Statistics for Dummies. Wiley Publishing Inc. (2003)• R. Paul and L. Elder, The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, TheFoundation for Critical Thinking, P.O. Box 220, Dillon Beach, CA 94929;www.criticalthinking.orgCourse DeliverablesThe course deliverables include:1. The written proposal describing:a. Introduction pointing to topic, question or problem to be investigated either as aresearch study or a consulting intervention#p#分页标题#e#b. Review of literature related to topic to be investigatedc. Clear statement of hypothesis to be tested or question to be answered orproblem to be solvedd. Description of proposed methodology (sample sizes, data collection processes,data collection tools, how the data will be analyzed)e. Bibliography for materials used to prepare proposal2. The Research Ethics Proposal on the prescribed form3. Literature Review – the chapter for the final report which is the comprehensive literaturereview. This chapter is summarizing the state of the body of knowledge before youconduct your study and should point to the hypothesis, question or problem that you aregoing to address.4. Final report for grading containing:a. Introduction pointing to topic, question or problem to be investigated either as aresearch study or a consulting interventionb. Review of literature related to topic to be investigatedMBA 522 – Consulting/Research Project Course OutlinePage 4 of 6c. Clear statement of hypothesis to be tested or question to be answered orproblem to be solvedd. Description of proposed methodology (sample sizes, data collection processes,data collection tools, how the data will be analyzed)e. Summaries of data collected in graphic and tabular form, with statistical analysisf. Conclusionsg. Recommendationsh. Bibliographyi. Appendices5. Submission of a library copy – generally acceptable in electronic form as a pdf file (maybe submitted to Dean as a MS Word file to be converted without change to a pdf file.)*“In cases where the project is a consultation involving a client where students are to been givenaccess to critical, confidential or sensitive information by a company, the client may request thatthe work is not made available for public view at any time. A non-disclosure agreement betweenthe student, University Canada West and the client would restrict access to this information tothese limited parties and their representatives. In such cases, the finished paper would besubmitted to the Supervisor, graded and then submitted marked with ND in the file title to theDean and retained in confidence.”Grading rubrics for each of the three elements of grading in the course have been posted inMyUCW in the course attachments. Please acquaint yourself with them prior to doing the work.This is an individual project. It is highly desirable that there is no personal relationshipbetween a client and a learner, or an instructor and a learner. The overall time contribution isplanned to be from 6 to 9 months depending on the learner’s major area of interest. It isexpected that the learner will dedicate an average of an average of 320-360 hours on theproject.At the discretion of the instructor and/or the Dean, the student might be asked to work with a#p#分页标题#e#professional English language copy editor (at the student’s expense) if the quality of Englishlanguage writing is not deemed to be at a satisfactory level for public access in our electroniclibrary.Learning Goals:For a business oriented consulting project:A management consulting business oriented project focuses on solving/addressing aspecific business problem, using mainly primary research methodologies. The consultation caninvolve a process facilitation where the client is helped to solve their own problems, or anexpert consultation intervention where the consultant conducts his or her analysis andrecommends to the client what the client should do. The end result of this activity is expectedto produce:• A Current situation assessment and problem identification.• A comprehensive literature review.• Identification of Potential Solutions/Options.• Analysis of solutions and options.• Conclusions and/or Recommendations.MBA 522 – Consulting/Research Project Course OutlinePage 5 of 6The learners are expected to identify their specific area(s) of expertise and approachbusinesses that may require that expertise. They will then offer their services in the form of anapplied management consulting project.In such a project, the student is expected to follow and comply with the UCW Research Ethicspolicy, submitting the required proposal to the Ethics Committee and obtaining approval beforeany consulting intervention is to occur.For a research oriented consulting project:A business oriented research project tends to explore topics of interest (like trends, expertise,knowledge bases, etc.), to businesses or other entities. The research project will involve use ofprimary research methodologies (with secondary research methods acceptable in somesituations) to answer a specified question or to test a specific hypothesis. The end result of thisactivity is expected to produce:• A research topic of interest to the chosen stakeholders.• A comprehensive literature review.• An identification and choice of research options and their potential sources(heuristic, empiric, applied).• The compilation of research data (primary and/or secondary as required).• The application of appropriate data analysis and/or statistical methods.• A report and presentation outlining the research results.In such a project, the student is expected to follow and comply with the UCW Research Ethicspolicy, submitting the required proposal to the Ethics Committee and obtaining approval beforeany research involving subjects is to occur or a client organization is asked to provideconfidential information.By the end of the course the learners should be able to:- Develop the skills to think critically about the business consulting and research#p#分页标题#e#processes;- Apply a range of management consulting and research theories and techniques;- Customize, create and lead a process for their consulting/research project’s specificneeds; and- Become discerning, highly knowledgeable and effective in managementconsulting/research.GradingGrades will be assigned for course work as follows:Requirement Percentage contributionto final markProject Proposal and Ethics Research Committee submission 15%Comprehensive Literature Review 20%Final Report 65%Total Mark 100%MBA 522 – Consulting/Research Project Course OutlinePage 6 of 6The grading system for this graduate course (MBA Program) will be as follows:GRADES AND GRADE POINTSDescriptor Percentage LetterGradeNumericValue90% – 100% A+ 4.3385% – 89% A 4.00Excellent80% – 84% A- 3.6775% – 79% B+ 3.3370% – 74% B 3.00Good toSatisfactory65% – 69% B- 2.7560% – 64% C+ 2.3355% – 59% C 2.0050% – 54% D 1.00Failure0% – 49% F 0.00N* 0IP** 0* Did not complete course requirements – Equivalent to F** In ProgressLate Assignment policy and “In Progress” statusThe project is to be completed within nine (9) months of the project initiation date. The initiationdate is the date on which the student registered in MBA 522. Failing to complete the fullproject within the nine month course period without proper justification (medical or other英国MBA硕士论文定制emergency), results in an “In Progress” designation and the requirement that the studentobtain an additional extension of three months at an additional fee specified by UCW. Astudent may purchase a reasonable number of extensions until the course is finished.