Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The purpose of the dissertation is to allow the student to carry out a self-managed piece of work that provides an in-depth investigation of an issue relevant to the field of management and business. The dissertation allows the student to critically evaluate and synthesise relevant business related philosophies, theories and models, undertake a process of enquiry using primary and/or secondary data sources and critically relate these academic concepts to a relevant area of business management activity. The dissertation allows for an analytical study of academic topics within the context of practical business decision making and can thereby contribute to the body of knowledge in the domain of management and business. The reflective element of the dissertation will give the student an opportunity to critically analyse and evaluate their experience of the learning process
The Dissertation module consists of two elements: a Research Methods workshop and the dissertation based on individual study. As part of the Research Methods element, students will be required to produce a detailed research proposal before progressing onto the dissertation element of the module.
The Research Methods workshop encompasses three main themes;
On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:
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