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LUBS3305 Dissertation in Management

20 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Dr Jennie Robinson
Email: J.E.Robinson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS3301Economics Project
LUBS3302Economics Joint Honours Final Year Project
LUBS3315Accounting and Finance Dissertation
LUBS3345Dissertation/Project in Management

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to further develop understanding of organisations and their management within an integrated conceptual and empirical framework. It also provides the opportunity to develop critical understanding of relevant theoretical and empirical literature and acquire and apply skills and knowledge to investigate a specific research question. The module provides an opportunity to integrate, apply and further develop aspects learned in other parts of the programme and combine these in a learning experience relevant to students’ personal needs and aspirations and contributes to future career and professional development.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Illustrate and comment upon the relevance of a wide range of data sources and their possible application to investigation issues in management
- Interpret and outline management theories, and the capacity to evaluate and critically analyse competing theoretical arguments
- Interpret and comment on how these diverse theories in current scholarship might be applied in order to understand a specific issue within the field of Management, consistent with the specialism of the school

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Collate, structure and analyse quantitative and/or qualitative data, both secondary and (where appropriate) primary accurately deploying statistical techniques (where appropriate)
- Apply skills in time management and oral and written communication (the latter in a scholarly style)

Subject specific
- Define a research question, think critically about their own research and place this in the context of the current state of knowledge, using independence and initiative


Syllabus

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.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop41.004.00
Private study hours196.00
Total Contact hours4.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Defining a research question; collecting, collating, structuring and critically analysing quantitative and/or qualitative data, using appropriate analytical techniques and communicating the data and analysis, and writing up the dissertation. These tasks also involve time management, decision making and motivation. There is also supervisor meetings but these are self-scheduled up to a maximum of 5 hours contact.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students can expect to receive feedback on their suggested topic area and help with articulating the research question. A sample of writing (literature review and method) may be voluntarily submitted for feedback. The specific form and nature of the feedback will be determined between the student and their supervisor.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation7,500 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework- resubmission of improved 7,500 word dissertation.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53

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