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LUBS5911M Dissertation for International Business

45 creditsClass Size: 160

Module manager: Ziko Konwar

Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Utilising the learning from various core and elective modules, this module enables students to design and complete an independent research project on a specific area relating to international business.


This module aims to provide students with the skills required to design and complete an independent research project, independently, in a specific area relating to the MSc International Business programme, making appropriate choices of research method and approach.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- independently design and manage a piece of original research project
- identify a gap in literature and justify it appropriately
- discuss the ethical dimensions of their research and obtain appropriate ethical approval, if needed
- demonstrate understanding of the existing literature on the subject by conducting a systematic review of it and synthesise existing knowledge
- establish links between theory and methods within their field of study
- use the knowledge and skills gained from other modules and apply for research
- choose and justify relevant research method(s) for conducting research
- critically analyse the data collected to answer the research question(s) adopted for the work
- present findings in the form of a written report

Skills outcomes
Subject Specific
- Critically engage with the current literature in the field of international business
- Be critical in applying core concepts, analytical tools and frameworks in an integrated manner across subjects to identify the dynamics and constraints of managing
- Take ownership of a significant independent project, managing all aspects, including engagement with the supervisor and any third party


The syllabus for this module is effectively the stages of the dissertation as a research study, and will vary depending on the nature of the research chosen, The stages will typically include a selection from the following:
- Dissertation topic definition
- Literature review
- Dissertation plan
- Identification of a conceptual framework
- Development of research questions and hypotheses/propositions
- Desk and secondary research
- Data collection
- Analysis of results
- Development of conclusions
- Suggestions for future research
- Writing up the dissertation

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours418.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)450.00

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 Dissertation12,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for the module will be by 12,000 word dissertation for 100% of the module mark.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:28:13


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