Management Project Report module (BU53003)

A core independent research module that runs over the summer. Choose from an internship report, a consultancy style report or a literature based report.

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This is a self-directed research based module that runs from end May to early August.

During the January Semester information sessions are held to introduce the three options available for the report.

What you will learn

Option 1 is a literature based report.

The module leader will provide a series of topical issues for you to choose to write about.

You will:

  • read the academic literature around this topic
  • apply knowledge from your taught modules to show that you can analyse academic papers
  • synthesise information from academic papers and your modules
  • evaluate how this can be applied to a topical issue

Option 2 is a consultancy style report based on a video presentation from a local firm to examine a real problem or issue that this company has.

You will:

  • use a framework or model from one of your taught modules to develop a solution to the problem
  • review academic literature to explain why you are using the framework
  • provide evidence to support the solution you suggest

Option 3 is an 8-week internship sourced by Pagoda Projects, working in a company on a set project.

You will:

  • write a report based on the work within this company
  • apply a theory, model or framework from your taught modules in a practical manner
  • be supported with literature in the same way as the other options
  • reflect on what you have learnt to evaluate how well taught knowledge translates into a practical application.

These are unpaid, but accommodation is provided for those internships that are not in the UK.

Some of the internships allow you to work from Dundee (remote internships).

Assignments / assessment

The coursework compromises of one assignment:

Report (100%)

  • 4000 to 6000 words
  • to be submitted in early August.

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

This is a self directed module, you will work on the final report on your own without any direct instruction.

Support sessions are provided on campus and recorded for those on the internships. These will help to develop your ability to produce a substantial piece of independent work.

These support sessions are compulsory for all students to attend, except those on an internship.


This module is available on following courses: