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Module

BUS3052 : International Business Management Dissertation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Robin Pesch
  • Demonstrator: Dr Sawlat Zaman, Dr Sara Zaeemdar, Professor Stephen Chen
  • Other Staff: Dr Dimitry Jacob
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

This module provides students with an opportunity to develop their understanding of research methods and apply their learning to a small-scale research project on a specific topic from the area of international business management. Students will select one topic for independent investigation supported by an appropriate supervisor. The module enables students to display their grasp of all relevant issues surrounding that topic and to demonstrate their enthusiasm and interest.

Outline Of Syllabus

There is no set syllabus for this module because it will involve planning, conducting and representing an international business management research dissertation. Supporting classes will provide research methods training.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1178:00178:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials51:005:00Asynchronous lectures on different topics such as theory and research methods
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1100:00100:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops11:001:00Library workshop
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery51:005:00Q&A / moderated discussion / supported guidance on elements of the teaching
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision61:006:00Supervision from Dissertation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1100:00100:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time51:005:00Promoting student-staff contact and to deepen the lectures' content
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module consists of a mix of lectures, group teaching, drop-in surgeries, and supervision sessions. Students will have asynchronous topic lectures complemented by synchronous scheduled online contact time and targeted refresher sessions on key resources, skills and methods.

The majority of the module will be spent on guided independent study, in which students conduct their literature-based research and produce the research report. Their efforts will be supported by timetabled supervision sessions to provide ongoing formative assessment, formative feedback, and support. Students are also entitled to up to thee surgery time to be arranged directly with their supervisor.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation2M10010000 word piece
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MFormative feedback given in supervision sessions.
Written exercise2MFormative feedback given in supervision sessions.
Written exercise2MFormative Feedback given in supervision sessions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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

Reading Lists

Timetable