BUS3051 : Management Studies Dissertation

  • Module Leader(s): Mr Edward Lugsden
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

The Management Studies Dissertation gives students the opportunity to display their ability to apply elements of the management degree progrmame 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 3 lectures, 7 seminars and 1:1 tutorials, and receive up to four hours of personal supervision from their dissertation supervisor.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture31:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1185:00185:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1100:00100:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching71:007:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision41:004:00Personal Dissertation supervision from Dissertation supervisor.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision20:301:00Individual tutorials.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1100:00100:00N/A
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The dissertation is the written evidence of the students ability to conduct and report an in-depth management investigation.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M252,500 word essay in Semester 1.
Dissertation2M7510,000 word dissertation.
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 a 2,500 word essay in Semester 1 that:

a)critically analyses one or more past dissertations to identify the strengths and weaknesses of it/them overall but with an emphasis on research methods.

b)to apply this analysis to their original dissertation proposal.

c)to provide a revised, brief proposal that will enable us to provide a better match between topic and supervisor.

Reading Lists

Timetable

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