LBU3051 : Management Studies Dissertation (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Yousra Asaad
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: London
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The Management Studies Dissertation gives students the opportunity to display their ability to apply elements of the management degree programme to a specific topic of their own choosing, to display their grasp of all the relevant issues surrounding that topic, and to demonstrate their enthusiasm and interest for that topic. The module aims to enable students to:
1. Conduct and report a small scale empirical and/or theoretical study of a management topic.
2. To further develop students' understanding of research methods.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students attend 4 lectures, 6 seminars, 3 1:1 tutorials, and a dissertation conference day. They receive up to five hours of personal supervision from their dissertation supervisor. These contact hours cover the following:
• Introduction to the dissertation process
• Review of research methods
• Development of topic ideas
• Analysis of previous dissertations
• Ethics and risk assessment
• Assignment preparation
• Support for individual dissertation projects
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||1:00||5:00||Personal Dissertation supervision from Dissertation supervisor.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||100:00||100:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||6:00||6:00||Dissertation conference day|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||87:00||87:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||87:00||87:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||2||2:00||4:00||Assessment formative feedback sessions (drop-in basis)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||3||0:20||1:00||Individual tutorials.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||100:00||100:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation is the written evidence of the students' ability to conduct and report an in-depth management investigation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||25||2,500 word essay in Semester 1.|
|Dissertation||2||M||75||10,000 word dissertation.|
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
|Written exercise||M||A project outline (200 words) to encourage topic focus - assessed as pass/fail|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation is the written evidence of the students’ ability to conduct and report an in-depth management investigation. Students will be required to complete:
1) A 200 word project outline in the middle of semester 1 to help students focus on their topic.
Students who do not submit by the deadline without PEC consideration will fail this element. This failure will be treated as a deferred decision, with passing it on the second occasion (two weeks following the original deadline) essential to passing the module. This element does not affect the module mark.
2) A 2,500 word essay in Semester 1:
a) this provides academic justification for choice of question, research methodology and research method and discusses any ethical issues associated with the research.
b) students are also required to submit the ethics/travel risk assessment form as part of the semester 1 assignment. Students who either do not submit the ethics/travel risk assessment form or do not satisfactorily complete it will receive a mark of 0 for the assignment.
3) A 10,000 word dissertation, which marks the culmination of their work.
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