Postgraduate taught 

Management MSc

Delivering Performance MGT5265

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Strategic decisions must be implemented and this is complicated by the decisions of competitors. This course enables students to explore this complex and dynamic process through the use of a teams based business simulation where each team is competing with the others to deliver the best overall organisational performance.

Timetable

This course will be delivered through a series of lectures and seminars that will support the decision making process.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

A portfolio of work will be utilised to include:

 

■ A group report of 3000 words maximum on their performance backed up by the statistical material provided by the Computer business model. (40% of overall grade)

■ An individual reflective learning report of 2000 words maximum including consideration of performance and group working (50% of overall grade)

■ Decision making log including record of decision making process and the rationale for the eventual decisions taken ( completed proforma for each of the 8 decision stages in the simulation) (10% of overall grade)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to develop student understanding of the interrelated nature of business decisions both across business functions and within a competitive market. In particular it will demonstrate the difficulties arising from group decision making and the problems inherent in implementing business decisions arising from the dynamic nature of the competitive environment.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

1. Synthesise their understanding across a range of concepts to systematically and critically compare and evaluate the application of the most appropriate concepts in order to facilitate analytical decision making at each step of the simulation.

 

2. Justify the decisions made and critically evaluate the outcomes in respect of their effects upon the business.

 

3. Reflect critically upon their activities and decisions both as a group and as individuals and critically evaluate the effectiveness of their approach to decision making and possible alternative options.

 

4. Comprehend and reflect upon the impact of the dynamic nature of interrelated functional and competitive decision making upon their performance within the simulation and the difficulties of taking and implementing business decisions.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.