Business Consulting

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Consulting

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: Small and medium sized enterprises are constantly evolving and seeking new opportunities to expand and develop their existing businesses which requires external expertise and advice. This advice can range from guidance on new market and product development to overall strategy development, implementation and evaluation; how to develop growth strategies; and to gain objective and expert advice on how they can implement change in their firm successfully. This module will introduce students to the principles and processes of management consultancy and provide them with the opportunity to adopt the role of a professional management consultant, to apply experiential knowledge and concepts learned in the classroom to real-life business situations.

    Syllabus: The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the business consulting process and gain knowledge and expertise in how to manage a business consulting project efficiently and effectively. The module will address the following topics: the nature of business consulting; the skills of an effective consultant; developing a research consultancy contract ; managing the client-consultant relationship; the stages of consulting process; problem diagnosis and solution development; Project planning; Identifying and evaluating recommendations and their implementation; the ethics of conducting business consulting. 

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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