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Module

BUS3052 : International Business Management Dissertation

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Robin Pesch
  • Demonstrator: Professor Stephen Chen, Dr Sawlat Zaman, Dr Sara Zaeemdar
  • 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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture22:004:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1174:00174:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials61:006:00Prerecorded lecture materials (asynchronous/videos)
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1100:00100:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Seminars (PIP)
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 (PIP)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1100:00100:00N/A
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module consists of a mix of:
lectures (PIP + asynchronous online),
group teaching (PIP),
drop-in surgeries (synchronous online),
and supervision sessions (PIP).

This design provides flexibility for adaption in the case of changing social distancing regulations.

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.

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