|Website:||website containing additional information|
|Period:||period 1 (week 36 through 45, i.e., 2-9-2019 through 8-11-2019; retake week 2)|
|Participants:||see Osiris Docent|
|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris|
|Contents:||The learning goals for the course are formulated as follows:
* Learning about the theories of advisory, consultancy industry, types of consultancy businesses, steps in consultancy lifecycle, consultancy career and ethics in consultancy.
* Acquiring consultancy skills such as interviewing stakeholders, collecting evidences and analysing them, writing project proposals and advice reports, training others, presenting your results.
* Executing a real project assignment in which newly learned skills and theory are applied.
* Managing interactions with multiple stakeholder expectations; i.e. collaborating to satisfy the needs of real clients, coaches and supervisors.
|Literature:||Calvert Markham & Joe O’Mahony (2013). Management Consultancy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.|
|Course form:||Lectures and supervision meetings by the course coordinator, lectures by students on the book chapters, lectures on ICT Advisory industry and workshops on advisory skills by guest consultants, and a team project assignment to be conducted at a consultancy company for one of their clients and with the coaching of a consultant.|
|Exam form:||Deliverables from the project assignment are evaluated for the final grade of the course. Please see the additional website for detailed information, since this is just to give you an idea.
* Student lecture
* Intermediate and final deliverables
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.|
The advisory discipline is an established industry and employs hundreds of thousands of people. Advisory is best described as “creating value for organisations, through the application of knowledge, techniques and assets, to improve business performance. This is achieved by through the rendering of objective advice and/or the implementation of business solutions” (Markham & O’Mahoney, 2013). Giving advice is not limited to a particular industry and can be found in any industry and on many different topics such as taxes, business strategy, marketing, ICT etc. Logically, the focus of this course is on giving ICT advice but to a variety of industries.
Several consultancy companies will be participating in this course by providing guest lectures, skills workshops and projects at their clients. At the same time, you also learn more about the different types of consultancies as we have a nice mix of small, medium and large consultancy companies that participate.
Registering for this course using an online form (DO NOT register yourself through Osiris)
Please use the following online form to apply to this course https://forms.gle/bMiFdmnK74TTBbEu5
Since you will be working for real clients we only expect motivated students to subscribe and therefore we ask you to write a professional motivation letter (max 1 A4 including letter head and signature) that should be addressed to the coordinator, Sergio España. Include a statement that says that you will invest at least the 210 hours that equal the 7,5 ECTS awarded for the course. The letter is uploaded using the online form mentioned above. By submitting the form you will be considered a candidate to take the course. The coordinator, along with other department members, will select a number of students based on (i) the quality of the motivation letter, (ii) the prior MBI courses taken and their grades, (iii) the amount of consultancy projects that have been acquired and how well they match the background of the applicants. You will be informed of the final decision mid June.
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