NBS8599 : Research-based Dissertation for International Business Management
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Laurence Vigneau
- Demonstrator: Professor Andrea Whittle, Dr Sawlat Zaman, Dr Dimitry Jacob, Dr Fiona Robson, Dr Elizabeth Alexander, Dr Allanah Johnston, Dr Cristina Neesham, Professor Natasha Mauthner, Dr Sara Zaeemdar
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||50|
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.
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||494:00||494:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation is an independent piece of work that will be monitored through the supervision system.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Research proposal||2||M||Formative assessment will be provided in supervision meetings to support the research proposal, literature review & research design|
|Dissertation||3||M||Formative 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.