SBUS40990 Capstone Project

Academic Year 2022/2023

At the end of the MBA Programme, the capstone project gives participants the chance to broaden their horizons and put into practice the theoretical learning they have acquired. In practice, challenges rarely confine themselves to one functional area but often transcends several parts of the organisation. Therefore, successful managers must be able to tackle complex problems by blending knowledge and skills from the different functional areas. The Capstone Project is therefore intended to bring together elements from the entire MBA experience in one final challenge.

Prior to the project start date, participants will engage in various workshops to support the project process, such as Research Methods and Consulting Skills.

The projects take place over Spring and Summer. Projects can be undertaken either individually or in groups; however, we encourage participants to work in groups of 3-4. The projects must result in a final written report, which will be subnmitted to the Programme Office by the agreed deadline.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The Capstone Project is designed to enable participants to:
• Conduct a comprehensive analysis, encompassing the diverse elements of the MBA Programme;
• Explain current theory and practice underpinning business operations management and strategy in the global and local environment;
• Evaluate different research methodology approaches and identify the most suitable approaches based on the project requirements;
• Select and evaluate appropriate information sources to inform effective business planning and decision-making;
• Reaffirm skills in negotiation, collaborative behaviour and leadership;
• Suggest appropriate conclusions and implications for practice based on the analysis;
• Display enhanced personal and professional skills.
• Develop time and project management skills plus key interpersonal skills, including team management and client relationship management

Indicative Module Content:

This is not a classroom based module. Students work in teams to complete a consulting project for a client company. Some preparatory workshops will be provided.

Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Seminar (or Webinar)


Field Trip/External Visits


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Capstone Project (BMGT43990)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Each team will submit a final consulting report detailing their research with a client company. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Teams will receive on-going guidance and support from the academic advisor, the client company and in some cases the module coordinator.

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