Module Title:Applied Business Solutions
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, problem solving exercises, group work and independent study to resolve various business scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-directed Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this practical learner-centred module is to allow students to engage in a number of applied business scenarios. Through this, it is envisaged that they will apply theory, synthesise knowledge and develop key transferable skills. This module will serve as a capstone module in which knowledge acquired in other modules will be applied.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Derive and apply solutions from the theoretical knowledge gained in the other modules of the programme.
LO2 Analyse business situations and problems and through this formulate and defend appropriate solutions.
LO3 Demonstrate the transferable intellectual skills needed for a career in business and management through the range of completed tasks.
LO4 Demonstrate advanced organizational skills and the capacity to reflect upon their own work practice
LO5 Master interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and demonstrate effective team work.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Module:
Introductory sessions and a series of workshops will be conducted on the following topics: Enquiry-based learning; PBL; Case studies; Business simulations; Thinking tools
Module Content:
A series of business tasks will form the fundamental learning blocks of the module. The tasks are carefully chosen to ensure the students meet the learning outcomes of the module. The tasks will be of variable lengths, ranging from one to several weeks, dependent on the task. Students will be issued a task template in advance of each task detailing the work involved. Tasks will cover a wide range of business disciplines, will demand specific knowledge and will enable the student to develop a relevant skill set. Each task will include the time for researching, planning, organising, decision-making, implementing, analysing and assessing. Tasks will be group and individually-based.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Enquiry-based learning activities/business simulation/presentations 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 Every Second Week
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business ( Honours) in International Business 4 Mandatory