BM6199: Investigative Study

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BM6199: Investigative Study

Module Title Investigative Study
Module Code BM6199
Module Tutor Lloyd Parsons
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The aim of this module is related to a topical issue within the business management area. It will provide scope for the student to demonstrate their ability to learn independently, research, analyse, synthesise and evaluate appropriate literature. Students will select a title from a range that will be made available from advisers via the module tutor

Indicative Syllabus

You are required to select a question from a list generated by the Course team and to answer that question by:

  1. Critically evaluating the information and literature, relating to the chosen title
  2. Reflecting upon the alternative approaches adopted in the literature and commenting on their relative strengths and weaknesses
  3. Analysing a problem or subject which for instance could be related to the “private sector”, “third sector” or “public sector”
  4. Synthesising ideas from a range of sources into appropriate conclusions
  5. Evaluating alternatives and make “policy” recommendations where appropriate
Learning Outcomes

 A student passing this module should be able to demonstrate development in the following areas:

  1. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the topic under review (PLO1)
  2. Cognitive skills at a level appropriate with level 6 (PLO4);
  3. Demonstration of individual performance and practice to carry out in-depth research (PLO4,5);
  4. Personal and enabling skills to demonstrate knowledge and application of that knowledge (PLO4,5,6).
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 6
Independent Learning Hours: 150
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, dissertation/major project: 4000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements

BMNHDG HR  students must choose HR area question to meet CIPD professional body

Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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