Section 3.6: Preparing for Consultancy research with live case studies: CASE Study 5: Preparing for consultancy research with live case studies

Kevin Grant, Peter Duncan

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    Abstract

    The primary aim of the PgD/MSc Management of Information Systems (MIS) is to prepare individuals to be operationally effective in their specialist subject area, as contemporary managers of information systems. The Strategic Information Management module precedes the MSc applied consultancy project phase, which focuses on the links between student learning, applying theory and consultancy activity, and the interplay between theory and practice. The module is designed to equip students with the conceptual, theoretical and practical skills required to support and inform modern organisations in responding to new business/organisational opportunities available through the strategic, tactical and operational exploitation of information, systems and information systems. Academics' engagement in consultancy is often perceived to inform and enrich the curricula and students' learning, and help students to achieve their personal and professional goals. Consultancy engagement, and the relationships and insights that emerge, can add value to students' learning, in this case providing an opportunity to develop, sharpen and enhance key graduate skills of problem formulation, engagement with key theoretical concepts and core constructs investigated, and augment their understanding of how theory, practice and policy all intertwine and interplay - all set within a real, live, complex and changing environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch-Teaching Linkages: Enhancing graduate attributes
    Subtitle of host publicationBusiness, Management, Accountancy and Finance
    EditorsMary Malcolm
    Place of PublicationMansfield
    PublisherQuality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
    Pages17-19
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)9781844828630
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Grant, K., & Duncan, P. (2008). Section 3.6: Preparing for Consultancy research with live case studies: CASE Study 5: Preparing for consultancy research with live case studies. In M. Malcolm (Ed.), Research-Teaching Linkages: Enhancing graduate attributes: Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance (pp. 17-19). Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/docs/publications/enhancing-graduate-attributes-in-business-management-accountancy-and-finance.pdf?sfvrsn=16