May NOT be taken with any 30 credit project module. Students must obtain an overall average of 55% or more in Stage 2 to take this module in Stage 3.
OverviewA synopsis of the curriculum
• Introduction to Business/Management Projects
• Research Methodologies
• Literature search and Literature Review
• Data collection and questionnaire
• Structuring a Project Report
• Data Analysis
This module appears in:
Lectures / Student Presentations 15
Independent study 270
Total hours 300
Method of assessment
8 – 12,000 Word Project Report 85%
Progress Report 5%
Davies, M.B., (2007), Doing a Successful Student Research Project using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Easterby-Smith, M. et al., (2008), Management Research, Sage London.
Kumar, R., (2005, 2011), Research Methodology, A Step-by-step Guide for Beginners, Sage London.
Wilson, J., (2010), Essentials of Business Research, Sage London.
The intended subject specific learning outcomes
11.1 To identify an appropriate Business topic on which to write the report.
11.2 To identify and apply appropriate tools and techniques to support the report.
11.3 To produce a report in the required format that integrates and communicates knowledge gained from the relevant programmes.
11.4 To have gained a deeper understanding of and competency in their individual project domains
The intended generic learning outcomes
12.1 Ability to identify, find, record, organise and manipulate and communicate knowledge relevant to the development and management of organisations.
12.2 Competence in time and project management.
12.3 Develop transferable skills of independent learning.