Overcome a real business problem

This module allows you to put the theory taught on the MBA into practice. You’ll develop specialised expertise by researching a real business issue and influence real commercial outcomes, if your recommendations are implemented by a sponsoring organisation.

The optional Final Project gives you the chance to work on a real-world business problem in a consulting capacity, or by taking a more academic approach. You will demonstrate that you are able to address a specific theme in an autonomous way and bring together your learning across different subjects. This project will be your ‘business card’ to show that you are able to provide a valuable and holistic view of a topical theme.

This optional final project is an independent piece of works worth two elective credits.

You will:

  • Understand a specific aspect of management, industry or the economy in depth

  • Develop technical expertise in, for example, financial analysis, mathematical modelling, information technology or forecasting

  • Understand and carry out high-level research, gaining familiarity with sources and how to use data, as well as the ability to evaluate and synthesise existing literature and present findings accurately, clearly and concisely

  • Influence real commercial outcomes through the implementation of your recommendations by your sponsoring organisation.

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A great thing about the Weekend MBA is because you’re at work, you can apply what you have learnt on the programme straight away in the real world, reinforcing the content. I’ve been very fortunate in my role where I’ve worked for communication consultancies that a lot of the things we learn could potentially be applied to our clients’ projects we work on.
Natalie Pullin
Weekend MBA, class of 2016-17
Natalie Pullin