2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LLLC3975 Dissertation for Business Management
40 creditsClass Size: 20
Module manager: David Gilding
Taught: 1 Sept to 31 May View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module aims to provide the student with the opportunity to develop independent research and evaluation skills whilst developing a deep knowledge of their chosen area of study. Students will develop a research problem or a research question within the context of their chosen area of study and will work with their supervisor to investigate the problem. The dissertation may take the form of a literature based, work place based, or client focused project and should include some form of primary data gathering in the form of surveys, questionnaires, interviews or focus groups. Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues within a research context. The project should include an in depth literature search in the area even if it is a practically based study, allowing students the chance to become expert in their chosen area of study and to develop skills of evaluating and critiquing the sources of information available. You will engage in developing your digital skills by researching for your dissertation, analysing and evaluating online resources for both the methodology and literature review sections, preparing online data collection tools and engaging with digital research analysis software.
ObjectivesThis module provides the students with an opportunity to undertake a piece of original primary research within an area of business management.
On successful completion of the module students will be able to:
- Pursue in depth a topic, issue or research question from a range of perspectives that includes theoretical frameworks drawn from relevant disciplines considering cultural and global dimensions;
- Apply and evaluate theoretical models in relation to practice in the field of business management and leadership through independent research and enquiry;
- Report, synthesize and critically evaluate findings with reference to appropriate theoretical frameworks;
- Critically evaluate the limitations and transferability of research findings to other settings and situations
- Assess the ethical issues associated with research into an area of business management and leadership
As part of this module students will develop a range of digital literacy skills. Further details are provided in the module handbook
The subject of the dissertation will be relevant to the field of management and leadership and will be negotiated between the student and supervisor.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||389.50|
|Total Contact hours||10.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||400.00|
Private studyClearly the dissertation is almost entirely composed of private study, independent scholarship and investigative activities, and report writing. The amount of work done per student will vary but should be directly reflected in the success of the piece. The student’s independent work should include submission of an ethics proposal, literature research, project design, project execution, analysis of results and writing up of the account.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAfter the initial sessions, progress will be monitored primarily by allocated academic supervisors on an individual basis. The module tutor will also monitor the progress of the entire cohort through group feedback/progress sessions planned throughout the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Written Work||12,000 word dissertation||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 21/12/2018
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