Assessment – knowledge transfer in action
EMBA students outline how they have used their coursework assignments and their learning on the programme to benefit their organisations.
Tying in your learning to your own work situation is one of the key principles behind the design of the EMBA programme. This enables you – and your managers – to see how the principles and ideas you encounter in class can be translated rapidly into benefits for your own organisation.
After each of the modules you complete a a practical, work-focused assignment, where you apply and evaluate some of the theories you have just learnt, effectively acting as an internal consultant and generating actionable recommendations for your organisation. Covering all areas of business operations – from strategy and marketing to operations and finance – this work will engage you with all parts of your own organisation.
The assignments allow you to show your knowledge and understanding of the concepts and theories you have been introduced to but, most importantly, to apply them in order to understand and improve real organisational situations.
Not sponsored by your employer? This is not an issue, as we also offer alternative assignment options that do not require primary research in the workplace.
"For each assignment I took a particular aspect of the business which I developed in a way which gave the company a push to move forward."
Cumbria Business Education Consortium
Other vital elements in integrating your learning are the Business Development Challenge and the Consultancy Challenge. Here you work on 'live' issues for external clients in order to make recommendations that are both robust and actionable.
Assessment in some modules involves presentations, and for those who would like to work on their presentation skills, we also provide opportunities to do so both within the programme itself and via optional workshops in the MBA Career Advancement programme, which is open to both full-time and EMBA students.