MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BA Business Management and Modern Languages options

Final Year, Component 04

BE938-6-SP or BE939-6-FY or BE940-6-FY or CS316-6-FY
Independent Research Project: Management/Marketing

This module offers the chance to put your knowledge into practice by undertaking an independent research project on a management or marketing issue. You develop your research skills, time management and critical thinking ability to prepare you for the world of work beyond graduation.

Cooperative Management and Marketing – Capstone Module

This Capstone Module provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge about managing and marketing cooperative and worker-owned businesses. It offers students the academic knowledge and practical experience to effectively promote consensus and democratic based collective decision-making as well as balancing revenue production while maximising social impact. It will also explore how collaborative advantage and cooperative networks can be used as sources of enhanced value creation for improving processes, services, and products. Students complete an independent research project working closely with a cooperative organisation of their choice. Students will actively use the links between the knowledge and skills developed in their academic course to inform a research project based on a specified organisational challenge experienced by their chosen cooperative organisation. This is a full year module available only to students in the Essex Business School undertaking an independent research project, replacing the standard final year project (BE938).

Democracy in Action

This module will allow third year students to do their final year project in an innovative and interdisciplinary way. The module seeks to give students the possibility to better understand their community, the issues it confronts and how to address them. Through the five step training of Citizens UK (1. Organise 2. Listen 3. Plan 4. Act 5. Negotiate) the students will learn the basics of community building and organising, which they will be able to practice and experience for themselves. Students will learn to build power and negotiate with local government on issues of local concern such as hate crime, transport, mental health and housing.

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