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Scenario Planning for Brexit

Why take this course?

The United Kingdom has declared its intention to leave the European Union, the Customs Union and the Single Market. This process is popularly known as Brexit. The implications for the Irish economy are not yet fully understood which has led to considerable uncertainty.

This module is focused on developing scenario plans to help the learner to identify key issues likely to arise for their organisation if the UK follows through on this
promise. Core knowledge relevant to dealing with the event will be included, as will strategies for dealing with the fallout.

Scenario Planning techniques will be applied simulating the effects of Brexit, considering potential actions to be taken in the event of certain outcomes. This will lead to a presentation and strategy document prepared by each learner based on the learner's own organisation.

What will I experience?

The programme has three phases commencing with an overview of Strategy before focusing on scenario planning in particular. Participants will learn the theory and practical applications of Scenario Planning. This will include a day long workshop which will encompass a practical demonstration of some of the techniques involved in Scenario planning that can be applied to any situation but throughout this module will focus on Brexit. The third phase offers a series of seminars that will provide an insight into the business issues associated with Brexit.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:
Applicants must hold a Level 8 Honours Degree in any discipline.

Duration

12 Weeks

Careers or further progression

What will I experience?

The programme has three phases commencing with an overview of Strategy before focusing on scenario planning in particular. Participants will learn the theory and practical applications of Scenario Planning. This will include a day long workshop which will encompass a practical demonstration of some of the techniques involved in Scenario planning that can be applied to any situation but throughout this module will focus on Brexit. The third phase offers a series of seminars that will provide an insight into the business issues associated with Brexit.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Knowledge and expertise in the area of Scenario planning is very beneficial. The requirement to apply scenario planning tools and techniques for your organisation in the context of Brexit will allow you to be as prepared as possible to deal with the uncertainty that lies ahead.

Additional Information

Due to the nature and complexity of the issues arising out of Brexit, this module will be delivered by a wide variety of academic staff from within AIT in addition to external facilitators from both Ireland and abroad.

Further enquiries

Please contact:
Ms Caroline McLoughlin at the Admissions Office:
admissions@ait.ie or phone 090-6468131

Mr Owen Ross, Head of Department of Business & Management:
oross@ait.ie or phone 090-6471895

Assessment method

Assessment Information

All three assessments are interrelated and will be based on the learner's own workplace:

1. Evaluation of the learner's own organisation - 1,000 words.

This will summarise the current position regarding Brexit planning in the learner's own organisation. At this stage the learner will have considered megatrends relevant to their industry as well as applying a Business Model Canvas to their organisation oriented towards Brexit, and will be preparing to identify solutions.

2. Brexit Plan and Process - 3,000 words.

This is the main assessment piece, and will be submitted at the end of the module. This should identify the key actions to be taken by the organisation in light of the issues raised in the first report, and the scenarios considered during the module.

3. Oral presentation of scenario plan - 7 minutes.

This is planned for the last session of the module, and will be 2 weeks prior to the submission date for the main assessment.

Feedback from tutors and peers will feed into the final report.

Course fee

Course Fees:Reduced from €750 to €250 due to the potential importance to the regional economy.

Enrolment and start dates

Course Commencement Date: February 7th 2018

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