BUS3143 : Independent International Business Research Project
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Susan Addison
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module is a research-led alternative to the dissertation. Drawing on student learning across their programme of study, the module aims to provide students with an opportunity to engage in depth with contemporary research in international business management.
Students will be introduced to the latest research in the core disciplines of their programme (international management, international marketing, international human resources, international business, international innovation and enterprise) through classes in Semester 1. They will select one topic for independent investigation in Semester 2 and:
• undertake a systematic, literature review on the chosen topic;
• critically assess and interpret these studies;
• interpret the implications of these studies in relation to current business practice;
• produce an individual, independent report considering the outcomes of their analysis and implications for practice.
Outline Of Syllabus
There is no set syllabus for this module because it will draw on contemporary issues affecting international business and cover the latest research advances in the field. The topics covered will include topics connected with the taught programme.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||2:00||8:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||1:00||2:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||186:00||186:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module consists of a mix of lectures, small group teaching, drop-in surgeries and supervision sessions and is structured as follows:
• The lectures introduce students to three different contemporary research topics relating to a range of disciplines covered in their degree programme.
• Small group provides targeted refresher sessions on key resources and skills.
• The drop-in surgeries and supervision sessions provide ongoing formative feedback and support for the development of the independent project report.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||100||5000 word in-depth literature review|
|Written exercise||2||M||To enable the module team to give formative feedback on key aspects of the in-depth literature review.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The module provides students with the opportunity to apply their learning to a specific contemporary international business issue. The assessment enables students to produce a meaningful project that combines in-depth, advanced knowledge of a topic area with implications for practice.