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NBS8599 : Research-based Dissertation for International Business Management

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Rafael Corredoira
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 3 Credit Value: 50
ECTS Credits: 25.0
European Credit Transfer System


To provide the opportunity for students to undertake independent research in which they apply appropriate tools of analysis.

This module is designed to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of a wide range of materials covered on the programme and integrate this with the analysis of data. Students are required to:

• undertake independent research to identify and explore the relevant dimensions of an international business and management topic;
• review the academic literature to identify, analyse, and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources to develop a conceptual framework within which empirical or theoretical work can be evaluated;
• critically evaluate and select a relevant methodology;
• practically apply established techniques of research and enquiry to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline;
• deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly;
• produce an individual written dissertation providing information on the use of literature, research methods, findings and conclusions.

Outline Of Syllabus

This Research-based Dissertation module provides the opportunity for students to undertake independent research into an international business and management topic related to their programme of study therefore there is no set syllabus.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture32:006:00PiP - 2-hour lecture
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study4881:00488:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision61:006:00PiP - group and individual
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The dissertation is an independent piece of work that will be monitored through the supervision system.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M10010000 words
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Research proposal2MFormative assessment will be provided in supervision meetings to support the research proposal, literature review & research design
Dissertation3MFormative assessment will be provided in supervision meetings to support the data analysis, findings and discussion
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

An in-depth written dissertation allows students to demonstrate their ability to undertake independent research.

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