Business Analysis and Consulting (974N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

The module aims to improve your consultancy skills, i.e., enabling you to provide “practical advice that works” for your clients. Drawing from the approach of Deloitte, it adopts a generalist stance to consulting rather than a specialized on (e.g., on HR and tax).

Two key themes are:

  • Consultancy content: Including various problem identification and problem-solving approaches. This helps you to develop some key business process and data analytics skills that are crucial in businesses today.
  • Consultancy form: It comprises best practices for succeeding in consultancy projects, including: managing consultancy projects and maintaining a client-oriented attitude.

You will practice the learned concepts by running a consultancy project using a case and an accompanying dataset.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Group submission (written), Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.