Module and Programme Catalogue

Search site

Find information on

2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3305 Dissertation in Management

20 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Dr Jennie Robinson

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

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


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:
- 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


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

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

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

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: 30/06/2021 15:20:00


Browse Other Catalogues

Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD

© Copyright Leeds 2019