2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS3345 Dissertation/Project in Management
40 creditsClass Size: 275
Module manager: Dr Nick Jackson
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LUBS3200||Business Analytics 3: Analytics Project|
|LUBS3305||Dissertation in Management|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module gives students the opportunity to initiate, design, execute and write up a piece of research in the management sciences. The topic and specific project will be of their own choosing, under the tutelage of a supervisor. The module will provide workshops to support students in designing and carrying out their dissertation, supporting both primary and secondary data collection and analysis. The module provides students with the chance to show off the knowledge they have acquired, their ability to apply it, and their skills in seeking out further material specific to their cause. As a 40 credit module it forms a substantial piece of work.
On completion of this module students will be able to assess and evaluate:
- data sources and their possibilities for investigation issues in management
- of management theories, and competing theoretical arguments
- how these diverse theories in current scholarship might be applied
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- Manage a large amount of research data (appropriate to topic) in order to create a major piece of work
- Develop a scholarly writing style.
Students will choose a subject and title for their dissertation under the guidance of the module leader and a dissertation supervisor. The dissertation supervisor will subsequently suggest readings and work with the student to ensure that the dissertation has an appropriate focus.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||380.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||400.00|
Private studyDefining a research question; collecting, collating, structuring and critically analysing quantitative and/or qualitative data, using appropriate analytical techniques and communicating the data and analysis in a written dissertation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents can expect to receive feedback on their suggested topic area, suggested dissertation title. Their literature review; draft of the literature review/synopsis; and a draft chapter of the final dissertation. The specific form and nature of the feedback will be determined between the student and their supervisor.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||12,000 words final submission||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework- re-submission of improved 12,000 word dissertation.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 11/06/2019
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