The unit develops the Learners academic practice and ability to use research methods. The objectives and outcomes of the unit is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of academic practice and research. It utilises a problem‐based learning approach to develop learners’ practical competence in aspects appropriate to academic practice and research in business and management. The unit aims to allow learners to: – Develop the ability to conduct research into business and management issues that requires familiarity with a range of business data, research sources and appropriate methodologies – Combine the theoretical / practical programme elements and the personal development by building the academic skills and qualities within a holistic approach. – Gain confidence and competence in the academic skills required to study successfully at the Masters level Scenario Learners may use their own employment context, or that of another organisation with which they are very familiar, to base their assignment. Word Count: 2500-4500 (max) Please refer to attached assignment instructions, both on content and formatting matters. Please also refer to the attached study material that will assist in completing the paper. Kindly follow the instructions CAREFULLY. Thank you.