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Study Project

Module name (EN): Study Project
Degree programme: Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: MASCM-230
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation (can be repeated annually)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MASCM-230 Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 2, mandatory course
MASCM-230 Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017, semester 2, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MASCM-110 Logistics Seminar
MASCM-120 Lean Production Concepts and Methods
MASCM-130 Business Process and Quality Management

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
MASCM-310 Master´s Thesis
MASCM-320 Master´s Colloquium

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bousonville
Dozenten des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
_ analyze a complex task or problem taken from operational practice and create a project plan (work packages, schedule) for dealing with the question,
_ identify and document the professional requirements of the project,
_ organize and delegate tasks logically within a project team and contribute to the overall success of the project,
_ meet deadlines and communicate problems or discrepancies resulting from the time and work schedule,
_ summarize and prepare their work for presentation in a results-oriented manner, present it freely and explain it in detail if required, and
_ document their results in a well-structured manner in a written project report.

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Module content:
Students will learn to deal with current supply chain management problems independently using the knowledge and skills acquired in the specialized modules of the degree program. Project selection and work usually takes place in cooperation with a company.
- Project kick-off event to get to know the participants and define project goals
- Project planning (time, factual, personnel)
- Project execution in a team (incl. internal/external communication, e.g. with the client)
- Interim and final presentation
- Project follow-up (preparation of a project report in compliance with scientific criteria).

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Teaching methods/Media:
Project work in groups, feedback discussions on content and organization with lecturers and external project participants, presentation techniques

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Recommended or required reading:
Felkai, R.; Beiderwieden, A.: Projektmanagement für technische Projekte, Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden, latest edition
Westermann, R.; Kraus, G.: Projektmanagement mit System, Gabler, Wiesbaden, latest edition
Further literature will be compiled on a project-by-project basis

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