Business Management Project - BUSN7550

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) Sideeq Mohammed checkmark-circle


This module will allow students to work on a substantive piece of research which will allow them to frame and prioritise real business problems using well known fields and frameworks within academic business and management disciplines.

• Developing important research questions in the area of business and management
• Literature search and review
• Understanding different research designs used in business and management research projects
• Collection, use and analysis of secondary and primary data
• Developing Analytical and Critical Thinking in using theory and data to frame and address business and management problems
• Preparing and structuring the Business/Consultancy Project
• Referencing, Citations and Developing writing skills
• Communication and Presentation skills


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20
Private study hours: 280
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Progress Report (1000 words) (10%)
Individual presentation (10%)
Individual Report (8000 – 10000 words) (80%)

Reassessment methods
Reassessment Format: 100% project

Indicative reading

Weyers, J. and McMillan, K. (2007) How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports, London: Prentice Hall

Blumberg, B., Cooper, D.R. and Schindler, P.S. (2011) Business Research Methods, 3rd Edition, New York: McGraw Hill

Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2006) Business Research Methods, Oxford: Oxford University Press

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- recognise business problems and prioritise the need for solutions to these problems;
- integrate the key concepts, theories and issues in business and management and appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of the field;
- apply the knowledge from 8.2 above to frame a business problem and devise and execute a research project to address this;
- critically analyse, synthesise, interpret and evaluate data and information in a business and management context.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- work autonomously on a substantive piece of research;
- show initiative in developing an advanced research agenda;
- work in interdisciplinary areas and draw on current research in adjacent disciplines;
- engage with current literature to develop novel ideas;
- communicate complex information, ideas, problems and solutions effectively in writing;
- communicate complex information, ideas, problems and solutions orally in a presentation setting.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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